February is smack-dab in the middle of the wedding-dress buying season. It might still feel distant, but the 2020 wedding season will be here before we know it. To ensure there’s ample time for their dress to arrive and their tailor to make alterations, brides-to-be need to say yes to their dress sooner rather than later. If they’re still on the fence, here’s a quick overview of some common wedding dress fabrics to share with the bride in your life. SATIN Contrary to popular belief, satin isn’t a type of fiber; it’s a finish. Satin is popular for its durability, body, and smooth surface. Satin dresses are made of pure silk, all polyester, or a blend of the two fibers. Generally, the greater the percentage of natural fiber in a satin dress, the more the fabric will breathe. The drawback of natural fibers, though, is that they are more fragile. TAFFETA Taffeta creates clean and dramatic volume — think Disney princess gown. This fabric is popular in A-lines and ballgowns and is most often used to produce statement skirts. Like satin, taffeta can be made of real silk or synthetics, which means it is essential to read the label and wash according to instructions. LACE Lace is a classic wedding dress fabric. It preserves and travels well, so if you plan to watch your daughter walk down the SAY YES TO YOUR DRESS
aisle in your dress someday, or if you plan to have a destination wedding, lace should be your go-to. However, due to its open weave, be aware that lace is susceptible to snags. CREPE Crepe is often used to make sheath silhouettes — think modern, clean, and chic gowns. Crepe is lightweight and hugs the body without being too clingy. This fabric lends itself especially well to alteration and is like the “little black dress” of wedding gown fabrics: It’s easy to personalize. For more tips for the bride in your life and to learn more about our MuseumCare gown preservation service, check out JanetDavisCleaners.com or give us a call at (248) 543-0340.
Vegan BANANA PANCAKES
• 1 1/2 cups flour • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp salt • 2 extra ripe bananas, mashed • 1 cup soy milk
• 2 tbsp maple syrup • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted • 1 tsp vanilla extract • Cooking spray
1. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. 2. In a separate bowl, whisk bananas, soy milk, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla together. 3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir. Don’t overmix. Lumps are okay. 4. Spray a heated pancake griddle with cooking spray, and scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture onto the griddle. Repeat until the griddle is filled. 5. After 3 minutes or when bubbles appear, flip each pancake. 6. After each pancake has risen to double its initial height, remove from griddle. Repeat as necessary until batter is gone. 7. Serve with your favorite toppings!
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