It is always unusual to find old sewing tools, such as this Victorian scissors rest cushion. The rest is made of two colors of knitted fabric, seamed together. Feather stitch embroidery in a contrasting color is a nice complimenting accent.
Prototype: I would make an evolutionary prototype for the wedding dress. That way, the bride could see how it is coming along and make changes along the way. It would be a way of exploring different styles with the dress a work in progress.