(Closed) Custom Dress from Etsy

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow – that is truly gorgeous!!

Post # 4
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow that’s gorgeous! I love it! Good price too.

P.S. I can relate – just got off work and had to hop on Weddingbee before hitting the hay. 🙂

Post # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

oh my gosh, I wish I’d found that dress a year ago! I love it!

Post # 6
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that dress is gorgeous! If I had the body to pull it off, I would buy it.

I’ve considered getting my dress custom made on Etsy but I’m a little uneasy about it. 

Post # 7
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Smokin! I love her necklace too!

Post # 8
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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I’ve been considering having one custom made through etsy as well, but like you said, I’m a little uneasy too!
I’ve heard both good and bad about Etsy, and the general consensus comes down to waht seller you go with, but I still haven’t found anything I *love* enough to take the plunge, or so to speak.

@the OP that’s a cute dress 🙂

Post # 9
148 posts
Blushing bee

I decided to have my dress custom made through etsy! I will update the bee on how the process goes! I had too hard of a time finding a dress that was modest yet still beautiful!


Hopefully this will work out!

Post # 10
2102 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

O.M.G. It’s disgusting how gorgeous this dress is. I think I’m in love!!!

Post # 11
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh what a beautiful dress!! It’s so whimsical.

Post # 13
2102 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ugh. I had a feeling of that because the dress (and many of the same pictures) was actually listed on another Etsy page. Do you know if this is a knock-off gown? I can’t stop thinking about it! It’s so beautiful.

Can you PM me with more information?

Post # 14
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

ladies, just want to let you know.. I saw the same dress from a Hong Kong auction site: http://hk.f1.page.auctions.yahoo.com/hk/auction/1124580268?u=florencecheng222

If you convert the HKD to USD, actually it is the same as the one on etsy, so I suspect that they are the same seller (very likely)… and someone asked the seller if the she has a store/ showroom, she said no and she got all the products directly from a factory. She said that her products are mainly for exporting to overseas.

I can say 99% sure that the factory she means is located in China.


Hope this info is useful to you.



Post # 15
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@missmouse29: If you and CaitMarae are interested in custom dresses, but are worried about Etsy, you could always do what I’m doing–which is finding a regular seamstress (in my case, a historical corset and costume maker, but that was my preference based on the sort of dress I want) and work with her to come up with the perfect design.  You can go for fittings and see the dress as it’s being made, and basically have total control over the process. And it can be quite reasonable in price, depending on who you go with and the sort of dress you want and the materials it incorporates and so on.  There’s no big-name/store mark-up!  The only costs are materials and labor.  I’m really psyched about the process.  I found the woman who will make my dress by contacting the local Theatrical Wardrobe Union.  You could try looking for your local garment workers’ union and go from there, or check with friends to see if they have recommendations, or just cold call from the yellow pages to local seamstresses and see if the work they’ve done is up to snuff for you! 

Sorry to blather and get off topic, I’m just really excited about the process and I LOVE seeing really personalized touches in weddings, and I know everybody’s crazy for DIY these days but few women seem to be turning towards custom dresses, which makes me a bit sad!

Post # 16
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I second what veganglam said, I found a dressmaker that used to work in a factory that made wedding dresses, so she has lots of experience. She said the dearest part usually, is all the embellishments/embroidery/swarovski crystals etc. My dress is quite simple, so it should take uner four weeks. We’re buying fabric in Feb, then the process starts at the beginning of March, leaving plenty of time for adjustments as necessary.

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