Fitting, Disassembling, and Prepping Jenn’s Underlining

Welcome to the 5th post in my custom bridalwear blog series about Jenn! Thanks for following along! In my previous post, I created a second mockup of Jenn’s rehearsal dinner top. We rejoin the story in the summer of 2019 for the second mockup fitting- which took place immediately before Jenn’s bridal shower. The 2nd Mockup Fitting Jenn lives in Brooklyn, but the party was at her parents’ home- about an hour away from where I live in North Carolina! My husband Charles and I got there early, so Jenn and I could work through a mockup fitting in her parents’ bedroom!  Here’s how it looked when she first tried it on:
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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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