Blushing bride, Carla
Carla's mom, Lesley in the original
Worn in 1977
Mr. & Mrs. Brumfield
Vintage fur bolero
Carla is such a fun gal. This photo gives you a glimpse of her personality. And we love the gray and yellow color scheme!
new modified V-neck
We removed the ruffle along the neckline and changed it to a modified v-neck, and hand sewed lace from the ruffle to the bodice.
We removed the pearl buttons from the original ruffle neckline and sewed them onto the dress along the zipper
Carla's mom Lesley in the original
All the single ladies....
Again, Carla's photographer perfectly captured her fun personality.
Happily ever after
Mrs. Carla Hooks Brumfield
Carla's gown was made by her grandmother, Lucy in 1977, and was originally worn by her mom, Lesley. We removed the ruffle at the neckline and changed it to a modified V-neck. We used lace from the ruffle to add to the bodice. The original pearl buttons were removed from the ruffle and sewn along the zipper in the back. We made a new satin underskirt, simply because of some stubborn stains, using the original skirt pattern . The lace applique pieces were reinforced where necessary. An "american" style bustle was added, though Carla still used the original loop around her wrist that her mom used at her reception. Carla has a full of life personality that is quite contagious, and we truly enjoyed working with her!
Photos of Carla in this gallery by Laura Rockett Photography