(Closed) Getting a dress made?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


I think it sounds like an awesome idea– to have a gown specially made.


My sister was Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding a few years ago– someone was hired to make all the dresses.  Thing was, the seamstress was only a hobby seamstress.  She kinda procrastinated and the hems on the dresses looked like a 9-year-old sewed them.


That would be my only concern—- make sure you use a professional tailor, and just like any other vendor, HAVE A CONTRACT.  If you don’t already have leads on seamstresses/tailors to use for the endeavor, I highly recommend Angie’s List.  I don’t know how I survived to find contractors before that website!!

Post # 4
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m having my dress made. Every part of the process has been amazingly simple for me. My dress maker has made up a mock dress made of calico. So I’ve been to a few fittings with this mock dress to perfect the fit and style. I’ve changed things a few times, but its simple enough for her to change things around with the calico. I’ve given the go ahead now and she is about to start making the actual dress now. 

sorry, I forgot to say, the first step was picking through fabric samples and colours to pick the ones I wanted…. I can’t wait to try on the finished product!

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have friends that got dresses made by local seamstresses, not by replica sites. If you want to get a dress made I think it can be great – you can control the fabric that is used and a lot what goes on during the making of it – but you need to make sure to do your research and comparison shop before settling on someone. 

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