Monday, May 5, 2008


I recently visited my friend Olya at her workplace. Olya is a seamstress and is making my dress for the African wedding.

Olya works really hard, and she never complains! They get paid based on how much they finish in a workday. The pretty dresses made here are sold in popular stores throughout the city. Olya worked all three of the recent days off, finishing up a big order. She and two ladies were alone in the workroom when I stopped by.

They use scary cutting machines like this one.

My dress is being made from African fabric, using an American pattern, by a Russian seamstress. Here’s a sneak preview.

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