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Julanar
Beginner June 2020

Making my own wedding dress!

Julanar, on February 9, 2020 at 11:54 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 1 33
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So because the wedding dresses really expensive and me and my fiance trying to save money for a house i decided to make my own wedding dress by myself, i have skills and i used to sewing and making dresses but this is my first time trying to make a wedding dress, I'm so excited for this challenge and waiting for some support!!!
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    Go for it but I will just suggest do it because you want to. Have you checked Azazzie as I have seen some beautiful wedding dresses under $300. Would you spend considerably less in material. Not knocking the idea but you do not need to spend thousands on a dress but if the style dress you want would be thousands and it would be cheaper to make it then go for it.

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  • Nefetera
    Rockstar March 2015
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    Go for it. I would love and hope to see the outcome...good luck
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  • Julanar
    Beginner June 2020
    Julanar ·
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    Exactly i really have my own style in my mind and when i was looking for wedding dresses i found similar to what i want but they really cost thousands and that's why i decided to make my own since i have skills in making dresses.
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  • Julanar
    Beginner June 2020
    Julanar ·
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    Thank you, for sure i will post it here after when I'm done Smiley smile
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    Valid point lol. Go for it and good luck. I do not sew I just shop :p.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    Wow can't wait to see how it comes out. That's interesting
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  • Lily
    Dedicated December 2019
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    You go girl!! I am so excited for you. Please post progress pictures!! You have our support!
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  • Michelle
    Dedicated March 2021
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    Im so excited to see what you create!! Believe me, I went through the same thing when trying to find a dress! The dresses I found with everything I want were upwards of $6000.


    I ended up buying an inexpensive dress with the right silhouette on Etsy and modifying/ embellishing it to match my vision. If you find something that's almost there, it might give you a head start on your project.
    Do you have inspiration pics? I would love to see your vision!!!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    As someone who loves to sew and remade my mother's wedding dress so I could wear it 30+ years ago, I love this. However, as someone who watched her sister make her daughter's wedding gown 2-3 years ago, I will echo the pp who suggested you really think through the costs and time required to achieve your vision. My niece certainly choose a less than simple dress for her mother to make, but by the time she was done, my sister spent well over $1000 on fabric (and she didn't go looking for ridiculously expensive fabric, it just took a LOT of it) and I think she stopped counting after well over 300 hours (it involved a lot of hand sewing; thankfully, she's a teacher, but she didn't anticipate spending her entire summer break making the dress). Depending on what you're looking for, I agree to just make sure you've explored your other options (like Azazie or any of the resale sites) to be certain you can't find what you want at a reasonable price, but if it's truly a labor of love, then good luck! Smiley heart


    PS -- I agree with others, I'd love to see photos of your vision, progress, and final project!

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  • Jordan
    Expert November 2020
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    Thats Awesome!!! Have you started already or do you have a sketch????

    Would love to see the progress. Smiley smile

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  • M
    Dedicated October 2021
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    My mom made her own wedding dress and it is absolutely stunning! (And a million times better than the poofy weirdness of 80s dresses lol). I’m going to incorporate a couple of extra buttons from her dress into my bouquet. Best of luck - we’d all love to see pictures! 😊
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  • Julanar
    Beginner June 2020
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    Thank you ladies for all the wonderful comments, i haven't started yet because I'm waiting for ny fabric to arrive so far a got the skirt that goes under the dress (ball gown) and all the tools i will be using and as soon as the fabric will be here I'm gonna start working on it and i will post everything and all the whole process, i really love ball gown dresses so that's what I'm going to make ❤️ I don't want to talk about more details because i will post everything soon, thanks again !!!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
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    Perhaps because I have NO sewing skills, but are you sure you can’t find a used wedding dress online then customize to your style? Good fabric is really expensive and a wedding dress style may be tougher than a regular dress.
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  • Onya
    Devoted April 2021
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    I️ was going to make my dress too until I️ came across Azazie. They have amazing dresses that don’t break the bank and you can try before you buy. I️ found My dream dress. (Literally cried looking at a dress online🤷🏽‍♀️🤣😭) but I️ know it’s the one.
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  • D
    Dedicated July 2020
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    Girl yess!!! You have the skills and you know what you want, literally nothing else will do. You’ve got this! Looking forward to pictures.
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    Yay! Sounds like fun if you know what you're doing! [It sounds like you do. I'd hate every minute of it. Lol]
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  • Kali
    Beginner November 2022
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    That's so exciting! I can't wait to follow your thread.


    I will also be making my dress. Originally, it was due to budgeting, but now I love the idea of creating something unique--it makes it so much more special! Have you decided on a design yet?

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  • Shania
    Devoted September 2021
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    That’s so cool! I wish I had that skill I’d make mine too
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  • Maria
    Super October 2019
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    Best of luck! Smiley heart My mom and her sisters all made each other's wedding dresses so I can't imagine upping the difficulty and doing your own. Fingers crossed you can finish it in the short timeline - do you have a back-up plan?

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  • Julanar
    Beginner June 2020
    Julanar ·
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    Hi ladies!

    this is the final results. in reality it looks way more prettier and the colors looks very good. Making my own wedding dress! 1

    Making my own wedding dress! 2
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