(Closed) Can anyone recommend a good/inexpensive custom dress designer?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I got my dress done by bridalblissdesigns on etsy for $860 but if you want to keep cost low you are probably better off going with a China replica shop like Dressilyme or Jasmine’s Bridal or something.

Post # 5
72 posts
Worker bee

In order to keep your custom dress under $500, you would need to pick something much simpler with less complicated bias seeming.  That is a couture dress by French designer Jean Patou from the 1920s and would be extremely difficult to replicate.   I say this as an experienced sewist.  Try to find a sewing pattern that is close to what you would like in a dress.  I’m afraid I don’t have any experience with local dressmakers, but I would recommend you try to find someone local, as you will want to be fitted in person.  http://www.yellowpages.com/tacoma-wa/dressmakers

You might look for a pattern here:



Here is a pattern from the 1920s that is close, but the biggest it comes in is a size 40 bust:


You can ask the owner if she can size up a pattern for you if one isn’t currently made in your size.

Good luck!



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