The Upgrade Dress

August 18, 2010 at 11:22 am (the dress) (Leonie Claire Bridal, Sarah Arnett Bespoke Bride, Seaham Hall)

British designer Sarah Arnett opens for the summer in Brighton

I went on business to New York with Mr Boston.  The first time we have been back since the engagement.  For reasons only known to the UKTI they gave him a business class seat and I got stuck in cattle class! Well I thought, I’m not having that so I donned my best Sarah Arnett (ready to wear dress) and checked into the business class lounge.  I explained to the ground staff our situation and they took pity on us and upgraded me to World traveler plus which is sort of in between economy and business class, explaining that you can only upgrade one class and not two.

  “Humph!” I thought.  So I walked into business class and chatted to Mr B, mouth down to my feet.  Two of the lovely airhostesses noticed the dress and started chatting to me about where it was from.  I told them about Sarah and about the wedding dress and eventually told them that we unfortunately could not sit together.  “Let us take care of that!” They said.  They promptly asked the purser if I could upgrade and he said yes.  I had a lovely flight, delicious food.  The dress is now known as the upgrade dress!

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August 1, 2010 at 11:19 am (the dress) (Leonie Claire Bridal, Sarah Arnett Bespoke Bride, Seaham Hall)

First fitting today of something which is called the toile.  It’s the first time the dress has been made up so the toile is used to get the perfect fit and shape. Anne a very talented seamstress took time to pin and tuck here and there until Anne, Sarah Arnett and Leonie Claire were all happy with the fit.  Even thought it was just made in lining fabric it looked stunning.  Oh my goodness, nearly there.  I have the beginnings of something perfect…..the most beautiful dress in the world!

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