Ah, yes... the old seamstress in me always has to stop by the displays of old wedding costumes and other articles of clothing. How on earth did these things survive for this long? In the days before our modern electronic and computer-driven sewing machines, every stitch was taken by hand.... lovingly and patiently. I admire the seamstresses of old.... and I'm happy as anything for my wonderful Elna machine!! Yes, I really do know how much work it was to produce these lovely dresses!!