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It is extremely bad luck for a bride-to-be to sew
even one stitch in her own wedding dress.
Elaine first heard this warning as a young woman, when her
friend was sewing her own wedding gown. The bride's relatives
(Polish) warned her not to, as it would surely bring trouble.
They dismissed it as an "old-wives tale." Later, however,
her best friend died an unexpected and premature death.
She now believes this to be true.
Keyword(s): Superstition, advice, tabu
|Subject headings:||ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms|
BELIEF -- Bad luck Crucial moment of life
Date learned: 00001950S