(Closed) Custom Made Dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m having my dress custom made and so far I’m happy but she is just starting…will have to wait before I know more.

I would check out specialsundae’s post on her dress. She posted the entire process as it was going on and has also posted wedding pictures. 

Post # 4
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I didn’t have my dress custom made, but I had it customized. It was a lot cheaper to start with a pre-made dress than to start from scratch. My dress looked like this to begin with:

I hated the “basket weave” on the bodice so much that I took a seam ripper and some scissors to it and hacked it to peices. I cut off the strap and sewed hook and eyes on it to make it removeable. So I had a shredded, strapless dress. I took it to the tailor and asked him to:

Put the bodice back together so that it was ruched instead of woven

Create a lace ‘off shoulder’ bolero

Here is the ceremony look with the bolero

and here is the reception look with the strap


All in all, it cost me under $1,500 for the dress ($750), the bolero ($350), and the alterations ($400). If I had tried to get a dress from scratch made like this, it would have been over $3K.

Post # 5
2060 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Tangled:  I freakin’ love your bolero and dress.

Post # 7
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i am considering getting my second dress (long story…read my threads I started) custome made). Possibly to look somewhat like a designer dress that is $7000…cistome made will get me a similar look cheaper with some different changeable aspects. 

Post # 9
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Tangled:  Oh my goodness, so gorgeous and love the nude pink color of the dress.

I think this dress would be gorgeous in white too!

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