(Closed) Is anyone making or having someone make their dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m having my dress made.  I found a dress I really liked, but I didn’t like the price, so I’m having it made with a few changes.  She’s supposed to call me any day now to come in to try it on for the first time and I’m so excited.  We did all the alterations on a muslin pattern first, so it should be just about perfect for me when it’s done (I HOPE!!!).  All in all, this is saving me about $1500 and it’ll be all mine.  I just hope my idea works out!

Post # 5
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am also a seamstress and it would have cost me more to make my gown than it was to purchase it; however, I did make my girls gowns because I could make them for less than what I would have had to pay retail for them ready made.

Post # 6
3221 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m *sort of* making my dress. We came across an Edwardian lace dress that lost its lining. So we’re re-lining the dress with a blush satin cotton blend fabric, so it’s a ton of work. We’re also fixing a few parts that were falling apart. 

I can’t wait for it to be done!!

Post # 7
128 posts
Blushing bee

My sister had her dress made when she lived in Dubai. Wasn’t super complicated, but it cost less than $300 and looked awesome.

Post # 8
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

my mom used to have her own seamstress business and has made dresses, costumes for me on every occasion, including my wedding dress! She just finished it last weekend and I am IN LOVE with it!! material and everything cost under $200 she said..:)

Post # 9
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Shylis: I was going to have my aunt make mine but she lives in the other side of the state. With traveling back and forth, it would have probably come up to about the same price of the dress I bought.

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