(Closed) Is anyone sewing their own dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

That’s awesome! I know there are some Bees on these boards who have sewn their own dress. A few months back one of them had a thread with pictures of each phase of building her gown – it was fascinating!

My sewing skills are mediocre right now, but I want to learn how to do more. I was able to do my own (very simple) alterations, which I was happy about, but my mom sewed her own dress, my dad’s tux, and all the bridesmaids’ and flower girls’ dresses for her wedding – I would love to be able to do that!

Post # 4
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BeeNatural:  Maybe you could find a knockoff dress or have one made. … I think Sewing your own dress is a LOT of pressure, besides the diet, ect. 

But hey- if this is your decision, and you want to go for it, more power to ya!

Post # 5
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BeeNatural:  I think it depends on your level of skill.  If you’ve made several fitted projects before (corsets, dresses, anything with a bodice, etc), you’ll probably be ok.  That being said, it takes a designer up to 6 months to make a dress (that’s with professional equipment, sewing staff, and set design) so plan your time accordingly.  If you’re a beginner/intermediate sewer, this probably isn’t the best project to take on.

Post # 8
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@housebee:  +1 (esp. if your inspiration is a 10k dress)

That being said, I can’t wait to see the results!

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