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Champion December 2017

My Custom Dress and Veil: From Start to Finish

earias, on December 6, 2017 at 9:45 PM

Posted in Wedding Attire 37

I'm so excited to share my dress and veil I had custom made and the process behind it for those contemplating doing the same. I found my dressmaker on Yelp and met with her back in January. We went over my Pinterest board and my vision. I wanted something very elegant and flowy with lots of movement...

I'm so excited to share my dress and veil I had custom made and the process behind it for those contemplating doing the same. I found my dressmaker on Yelp and met with her back in January. We went over my Pinterest board and my vision. I wanted something very elegant and flowy with lots of movement and beautiful high quality fabric. I wanted lace and 3/4 sleeves. She sketched a design, measured me and then recommended I go to San Francisco to a well known fabric store for the best selection and variety of fabric. Instead of the usual dress shopping, my BMs and I made a day trip in May to S.F. and had fun exploring this 4 story fabric store, picking out the silk chiffon, imported lace, beaded applique, veil and lace for the veil. Then I officially began the process of having the dress made in October. The dressmaker started with the lining to get the overall fit and shape. I went twice for that part. The third time she had added the skirt and we worked on adding the lace bodice.....


37 Comments

  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Surrounded by fabric!


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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Mission accomplished and a day to remember!


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  • Mrs.hays
    VIP April 2018
    Mrs.hays ·
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    Beautiful!

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  • Erica
    VIP August 2018
    Erica ·
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    Very pretty!

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  • ArianaB
    Expert April 2019
    ArianaB ·
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    You look beautiful and that dress is gorgeous. I never saw a before during and after with a dress before so I thought that so cool. Cant wait for your BAM post!

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  • Tara
    Devoted March 2018
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    Beautiful dress! Im so happy you had such a good experience getting your dress made.

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  • Trevor
    Savvy January 2019
    Trevor ·
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    Your dress is beautiful

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  • cantwait4thedate
    VIP November 2017
    cantwait4thedate ·
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    That is so pretty, and I am so glad that you are thrilled with everything.

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  • Allie_W
    Dedicated June 2018
    Allie_W ·
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    So pretty!

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  • Keisha
    Master September 2018
    Keisha ·
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    I love how it came together!!!

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  • MDEasternShoreBride
    VIP October 2017
    MDEasternShoreBride ·
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    Gorgeous!

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  • Future Mrs. Greene
    Savvy June 2018
    Future Mrs. Greene ·
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    Wow, can't wait to see your BAM post!

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  • He'smarryingmeformycats
    Beginner June 2018
    He'smarryingmeformycats ·
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    Your veil is EFFING GORGEOUS! This dress was made so well for a winter wedding.

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  • Jurnee
    Expert May 2019
    Jurnee ·
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    Gorgeous! That is so neat, congrats!Smiley smile)

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  • Lovecat
    Expert September 2017
    Lovecat ·
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    Oh, I'm so excited to see this!! You were doing your shopping when I first started working with my dressmaker, and it is so wonderful to see what that shopping trip turned into ::hearts:: You're getting so close; can't wait for your BAM!

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  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
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    So happy you got the dress of your dreams. I absolutely want to have a custom made dress. Thank you for sharing the journey!!
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  • Paulette
    Expert April 2021
    Paulette ·
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    WOW! Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to get started!!

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