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Another Way to a Wedding Dress

Years ago, I made my own wedding dress. Ever the optimist, I was determined to do it, since it was the 90s and dresses were pricey and hideous, and at that time in my life, I had little appreciation for the vintage. I modeled it on a dress worn by Marie Antoinette since I loved the style, but I had to make it out of polyester since silk chiffon was impossible to find in retail outlets accessible via mall.  Not so for my daughter, a child born in the very last of the nineties and coming of age in the Internet Era. The entire global universe of fabric was spread before her, so much so that the choices were paralyzing. I was invited on the adventure of sewing her wedding dress, and just as optimistic as I was two decades before, I encouraged her and we pulled out our sewing machines and plunged in. It had to be silk, of course, with a massively full skirt. But also not pricey, because all the wedding money was allocated elsewhere. So we made the skirts of china silk scarves purchased from

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