The Bridal Gown Part 3: Finishing the Body

The outer fabric arrived last week. A five-yard bolt of crepe-back satin in cream. When I looked into its shimmering, buttery folds I noticed lots of cool details -- how soft it looks and feels, its wrinkle-resistant drape, the unexpectedly stark contrast between its lustrous front and matte back, both of which can be used -- but most of all I saw deep, satisfying justification for years of being cheap. 

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