The local prom shop has been sharing my contact information as a "seamstress" for doing alterations, so I've been hemming and repairing for the last few weeks. It's been very interesting, working with different fabrics and embellishments, finding solutions to achieve fit challenges other concerns. I've replaced 3 zippers, added 2 modesty panels, hemmed 3 dresses, and raised a skirt to raise the hem. Check out the dress and you'll see why I had to go about it that way:
The custom order is for my niece, who lives in Utah. It was supposed to be for a family wedding this June, but she was asked to go to the Junior Prom, and asked if I could put a "rush" on her dress. Thankfully, the muslin was already done, mailed to Utah, and sent back right away with just a smidge to take in on the side seams. She wanted a white lace bodice with a flowy, chiffon skirt in light blue.