They were just getting ready to take pictures, when her zipper suddenly broke!
Her photographer is an acquaintance of mine, so he knew that I would know exactly what to do.
Fortunately for them ,I had just finished with my last appointment in Monroe and was able to jump in the car and get to the bride approximately 45 minutes away.
When I got there, the bride was in tears. I knew everything was going to be fine, but she was not yet convinced! I re-assured her that I was going to take care of it and no would even notice. All she needed to do was to put the dress back on and relax as much as possible.
I had packed thread to match her dress, a needle and some scissors. .
I had to hand sew the zipper opening closed while she had the dress on. I had someone else hold the dress closed as I began sewing.
I sewed tiny little stitches near the edge of the zipper lap, starting from the bottom and working my way up to the top.
The key is, thick thread and tiny stitches making it strong but invisible.
Anyone with basic hand sewing skills can do this. Zippers do break from time to time but if you are prepared, its doesn’t have to ruin your special day!
Before and after pictures will be posted soon.