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Mother of the Bride Dresses

Designed to Fit Your Vision and Body

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with beads

Congratulations!! Your child is getting married. Being the Mother of the Bride or Groom is a day you have thought about since your child was a baby. It is a time when you can reflect on the journey that you and your child have taken thus far, and the start of a new journey. But let’s get down to basics: What are you going to wear? You have been to all the stores in your area looking for Mother of the Bride dresses. The dresses are either made for the twenty year old body or for your mother or grandmother. As a result, these Mother of the Bride dresses make you feel like you’re trying to be a twenty year old or very matronly. You want something that fits your young at heart spirit and your not so young body. You also have an idea on the color and type of fabric; but can not find anything.

You have come to the right place. We start out with a basic shift dress which looks great on any body type. You can change the design lines and pick the fabric to fit the design you have in your head. See the three dresses, they all came from the same basic shift dress. The possibilities are endless:

  • sleeves, sleeveless;
  • neckline can be “V”, squared, scooped to name a few;
  • hem length can be knee, mid-calf, floor;
  • silhouette can be straight, A-line, full or any combination;
  • fabric has no limit except what is available in the market.

What about the fit? No problem. You give me specific body measurements, I input them into my computer program, I print out the pattern, and make the dress. You end up with the Mother of the Bride dress you had envisioned. I do not start with basic sizes and then adjust them to fit your body after it is made. I start with your measurements, adjust the pattern and then construct the dress.

Call or email me today to make an appointment. I work out of West Linn, Oregon. At the appointment, we can discuss your vision, the wedding colors, and the type of fabric.

Congratulations again on the big day!


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