(Closed) Custom-Made Dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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826 posts
Busy bee

have u tried looking at websites that brides are selling there gowns that they already wore?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought a A-line dress on clearance at DB and my aunt, who is a seamstress, is going to do all the alterations to customize it to a sheath style. She promises me it will be beautiful like a 10k dress. She’s doing all of the alterations for free and she paid for half of my wedding dress. I’m so blessed. I’m so happy for you will it cost less to for someone to customize it for you?

Post # 8
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Busy bee

i actually thought about getting my dress made but i was afraid that it wouldnt be in the end what i actually wanted. theres a lady on here who has gotten a custom made sabelle replica i think her name is ladyjenn. Im sure u can find a sabelle thread and pm her and ask her about her custom made dress. Hope this helps some..

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i honestly think getting something custom made will be more expensive than that dress.  especially one with such a full gathered skirt, that’s alot of fabric and construction.  i’m a fashion designer so i have an idea of what goes into these things.  i’m sure you can find something similar for less, it’s a pretty common silhouette, did you try looking?  the idea of looking at used dresses is a good one too, check out oncewed.com they have tons of used dress listings!  here’s a link to all the oleg casini’s posted on there (you can search by designer), but search thru them all as well, you might find one from a differnt designer that is similar.  http://www.oncewed.com/used-wedding-dresses/oleg-cassini/ good luck 🙂 

EDIT: here it is!  are you a size 4?  remember wedding dress sizes are way different than regular clothing sizes… did they measure you at the store to find out your size?  they’re asking $800, but might be willing to bargain http://www.oncewed.com/25685/used-wedding-dresses/oleg-cassini/size-4/ct291/?currentPage=1

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

aw ok, i tried to help!  i hope you find something you like 🙂  just try to find good seamstresses in your area (a nice bridal boutique will have a list of contacts) and contact a few with a photo of the dress to get an estimate.  good luck!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know about the custom made thing, I would look and see if there is a less expensive version of the dress by another designer and stalk the preowned and maybe put a “looking for” out there. Good luck!!

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