(Closed) Anyone sew their own dress or thought of doing so?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I wish I had the talent and experience to do it!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi! 

I sewed my original gown (but am not going to wear it because we are getting married at a registry office). 

Let me talk you through the saga! First dress, (below) Didn’t really work out. I wasn’t in love with it… 

 

Second dress… A Reem Acra copy.

I think I did pretty darn well with this one! In fact, I loved it…

 

Buuuuut… It took a LOT of work, a LOT of trial and error and LOT of frustration.

 

Fabric costs will depend on what you use. High quality satins and silks? $$$ Or cheap cotton $. 

 

Was it worth it? Yes and no. It is a beautiful dress that I am very proud of, but I don’t think I could do it without my (seamstress) mother. 

Post # 6
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Newbee

You ladies rock for having such mad sewing skillz! 🙂 MissCakeandTea I love the dress you made.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My mom and I are considering making a reception dress. It’s just something we mentioned off hand though, so who knows where that will go!

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