Post # 1
Design, make, sew, hem, etc…. This is a lot of work but the dress I want is 10,000 and that makes me laugh. I am a DIYer and am making most of our decorations. I just don’t want to get myself in over my head. The dress I plan to make needs to be done later because I have to get on a diet. I have a year and three months (July 12, 2014 bride) so I am starting NOW!
Post # 3
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
@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
@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
@housebee: +1 (esp. if your inspiration is a 10k dress)
That being said, I can’t wait to see the results!