Hi friends! It has been a while since I have been back here. Last January I started working as a designer for Global Textile Alliance in Reidsville, NC. In a nutshell, I design fabrics for mattress and furniture manufacturers. I love that I get to work with color and draw everyday. My office is in the same building as our manufacturing mill, so I am hands on with the fabrics we make, from fiber to finishing.
I also got engaged last December and spent this last year planning my wedding and now that I am married (hooray!) I am very excited to jump back into the Cuckoo world. It has been an incredible year and I am so thankful for every minute of it.
A few days after I got engaged, my mother told me that it would mean so much to her if I used her wedding dress (circa 1984) in some way in my wedding. After some brainstorming, we decided it would be fun to rework her dress to wear for my rehearsal dinner. With help from Myline's Bridal in Greensboro we had it cut short and altered the lace sleeves. We had some leftover lace after that was done and I knew instantly that I wanted to sew it into the flower girl's dress. I decided on a white linen flutter sleeve dress with pin tucks on the front bodice. I sewed mom's lace into the flutter sleeves and love how they peek out under the linen. I also used the satin covered buttons from mom's gown as the closures on the back of the dress. The whole process was so much fun because it was so personal. I love making children's clothing because I love the special memories that they become part of.
Photos by Morgan Cox and Sadie Culberson