- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
Hi ladies, sorry this might be a little long!
So sometime in the last few days I had made a few posts regarding dress shopping early (18 months prior to wedding) and a poll regarding the Mori Lee 6746 and 2505.
So here’s the dealio:
I managed to try on both the Mori Lee 6746 and the 2505. Both are gorgeous! I really couldn’t decide which one I liked better since they were so similar, but I did notice that the 2505 was a looooot of dress, maybe too much dress for a destination wedding.
All right, so here’s my situation. I tried on the Ella Rosa BE133:
And I LOOOOOOOVE it. It looked amazing on, and despite my initial desire to have a dress with ruching and jewels and stuff I decided that this elegant and simple style looks amazing on my body. The only thing that I’m slightly concerned about is the weight of the fabric. If it was a lighter satin, the search would be over.
It has been my dream to make my own wedding dress. Now before you go into the “it’s too big of a task, leave it to a professional”/”just buy the dress, it’s not worth the hassle”, I have been sewing since I decided to take a fashion design class 9 years ago when I was in high school and I made my own prom dress, a bunch of evening dresses, and even some salsa performance dresses which required a lot more attention than the others. So I’m not completely challenged. I have enough experience to be able to modify any pre-made pattern and to draft my own if it’s absolutely necessary. I think that this style is simple enough to pull off since it doesn’t have the ruching that I initially wanted (this is what turned me off of the idea of making my own dress) and I could easily add my own personal touches to the dress in terms of any embellishments or decoration. I also have 18 months to do the labour, and I could make it in the lighter fabric that I want! The Ella Rosa is in my budget, so it’s not like that’s the issue, I just really want to fulfill that dream haha, or at least attempt it.
It’s still just an idea, but I would like to hear some words of wisdom from any ladies who decided to bite the bullet and sew their own dress. Tips, tricks, advice, photos of the finished products etc.