Before sending the dress off to the shoot, we wanted to make sure each dress was perfect. This meant checking each gown for a tag, loops, and finishing touches (even on the inside) to make sure nothing had come loose or was missing. Here are some photos of the gown I worked on!
Creating some loops for hanging (just make 4 loops of thread, tightly secured and not too loose, and blanket stitch across them). These are handy for hanging strapless garments - the hanger loops used to hang them alone cause the front of the bodice to fall forward. Place two loops in the front of the dress (like along a princess line) and slide the hanger loops through them. Hangs nicely!
Sam and I have the same tags! Mine are black with white writing. (Good job mom!)
Lining the bust cups with lace for a pretty, vintage finish.
Adding a grosgrain ribbon to the edges.
Check out the beautiful waist stay in the corset of the gown - used to keep the dress from sliding up or down the waist.
All ready to go!