(Closed) making your own dress

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Post # 77
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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ThaiL:  yeah, but i hardly ever make clothing for myself, i make a lot of childrens clothing, toys and quilt my little heart out, but all self taught. I’m an academic, so never did sewing at school. I would love to do a formal sewing course of sorts. And yourself? 

Post # 79
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Tom\'s Country Place

Novice sewer here (Halloween costumes, simple quilts) just being blown away by your amazing talents. I am crazy impressed with you ladies! You’re all going to be stunning brides and I’m suere your guests will be absolutely amazed when they find out your dresses were designed and painstakingly hand created by you—these all look like high end professional gowns! 

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ThaiL:  Good luck! (Not that you need it, you are killing it already!) I look forward to lots more pictures of your blush beauty!!

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

@everyone, oh my gosh your dresses are all beautiful! I’m amazed at all the talent up in this thread :3

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ThaiL:  I love the cascading lace! It looks soft and frothy,. Your inspiration for the back is gorgeous, I love how the train almost meets the deep back.

Normally layered skirts like that have each layer done like a ruffle attached flat to a skirt. You could try multiple skirt layers of different lengths to get all your laces in. That way you get the bulk in the correct places, and it would have a petticoat look to it!

Tulle and mesh lace is interesting to work with, you don’t need to hem it because it won’t fray, but a sewing machine will eat it for breakfast if you’re not careful! I did all mine by hand because my machine is rough, if you plan on machine stitching, you’ll likely need to invest in some stabiliser. For your satin and tulle, you might want to look into a walking foot for your machine, too, if you don’t already have one!

Post # 83
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Worker bee

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missscalliwag:  Your dress is stunning and so original, great job! Is that tulle or chiffon on your skirt? How many layers did you use? Were they made of a circle or half a circle?

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ThaiL:   Wow, you’re making wonderful progress, I love the look you’re going for!

Thank you ladies for posting in here, you really motivate me to work on my gown. I hope it will turn at least half as amazing as yours!

Post # 85
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

These all look amazing. 

Post # 86
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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ThaiL:  looking great! Love the inspiration pic! So excited to see how it comes along! 😁

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Rugla:  thank you so much! It’s tulle, 6 layers, then a double layer of satin and a double layer of a cotton with a slight stretch(i dont like the feeling of satin on my skin) 

Post # 87
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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ThaiL:  looking great! Love the inspiration pic! So excited to see how it comes along! 😁

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Rugla:  thank you so much! It’s tulle, 6 layers, then a double layer of satin and a double layer of a cotton with a slight stretch(i dont like the feeling of satin on my skin) all full circle… 😁

Post # 89
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I can’t wait to see more progress photos! 

Post # 90
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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ThaiL:  yeah i think we found our next wedidng dress maker! Theres gonna be a board called ThaiL Dresses.

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