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All About That Lace…

When the story of turning Jenn’s mom’s wedding dress into a rehearsal day top left off, the vintage dress had been taken apart. Its satin fabric had been cut after pinning the mockup pieces as a backing fabric. Catch up here.  The post you are reading now is all about that lace… Jenn’s mom Lydia…
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Jenn’s Sketches to Second Mockup

During the process of working with my friend Jenn to create custom bridal millinery and transform her mom’s wedding dress into a rehearsal dinner top, the steps of my custom process got all mixed up. Jenn is a professional actress whose schedule wouldn’t allow for much in-person time before her October 2019 wedding, but we didn’t want…
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Hi there! I'm Brooks Ann.

I’m an independent designer and couture dressmaker for one-of-a-kind bridalwear located in Hillsborough, North Carolina. I also teach the sew-curious both in-person and online.

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