Post # 1
EDIT: I am getting some quotes for having it custom made. gave up on sewing it pretty quick!
I am in love with the idea of making my own dress. but i am not averse to going custom. the ones i like are SO SIMPLE looking that i think i can make it.
to buy this look at like pronovia or any of the designers is either super expensive or else hard to find. or a cheap knockoff in stetch jersey.
so before you say “omggg no do not have your first major sewing project as a wedding dress” have a look then you will see what i mean.
i can’t afford to spend a lot of time on this as i am super busy which worries me. i dont mind to get it custom but i have no idea how that works and it sounds super risky.
the dress i want to create:
I would do with any fabric suggestions?
BUT i want this scallopped neckline
And I want a full height back. I think I’d like it with a row of bridal buttons, mainly because i have no more ideas and dont want to show any skin. i want to regal look like the princess in norway who wore this sort of dress.
what do you think bees? i love handling bridal fabric. but not sure how to make a pattern for this sort of thing. plus im on a super diet to lose about 3 stone so its not so easy to measure myself then make it as i am now. but i fear it would take like 9 months to make or eben more.
you see what i mean though, it is super simple style so why anm i gonna pay $1500 for it?
Post # 2
i may want some lace on the sleeves edges too
also i want to make my veil which is chapel length all lace and i am worried my non experience of sewing will mean it goes hrribly worng
Post # 3
I would say no, don’t try to make your own. Maybe you could find a local seamstress who could make it for much less than retail.
Post # 4
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Post # 5
If you can’t dedicate a lot of time to this and you have no experience sewing, then having your wedding dress be your first project sounds like a terrible idea.
Post # 6
I do not recommend your wedding dress be your first sewing experience. DEFINITELY NOT YOUR FIRST PATTERN MAKING! You can’t make a pattern before even knowing sewing and pattern basics. I don’t know many people who don’t have tons of experience sewing with patterns before they start even attempting their own patterns.
And it will take a lot of time because it IS your first sewing experience. Anyone who remembers their first sewing project of a simple skirt or pillowcase can tell you this.
The dress may look simple, but that does not equate to being simple to pattern or sew. It it very fitted, requires experience with clean seam lines, as well as scalloping edges and buttons now.
I think you are greatly underestimating the work and difficulty involved precisely due to your lack of experience. I’d save up the money for an experienced seamstress to make that dress.
Post # 7
That dress you showed us will show ever mistake or lack of symmetry. The reason they are so expensive yet so simple is because you have to be skilled to make the fabric lay so nice without any beading lace or design to camouflage. Please don’t do this to yourself.
Post # 8
there was a girl on here who researched it and made the wedding dress as her first one. it was a vintagy look. she wrote on my older thread. said it was fine if you reserch each bit online first.
this is totally what i was afraid of but didnt want to admit. i am very worried that the simple clean look requires precision cutting and super specific measuring or something.
do you ladies know anything about curstom making a dress? i am worried it will not turn out how i want or the fabric will be wrong, or it wont fir, or it might turn up super late or something.
ihave seen some bees on here with great custom gowns so i think i could try that route.
then i could just make a veil (i want a mantilla oval one tier one)
Post # 9
thanks. ouch. everything i hoped not to hear. i will try to go get it custom made
what do you do when custom making a garmet, so you send in your measurements. do you get to see or choose or feel the fabric? like swatches? i am sooo worried it will go wrong and take like a really long time.
Post # 10
i am going to email around and get some quotes for getting it made and also estimate of timescale give that i am trying to lose a ton of weight also
Post # 11
I think you should take a step back, breathe, and research. Research seamstresses, research the process, research pre-owned dresses, research fabrics and pattern making and more. I think you will see very quickly that your “simple” dress requires an immense amount of expertise and time.
There’s a good lesson: You can have something done well, have something quickly, or have something cheaply. You can only pick two.
Post # 12
haha you’re totally right. i think it is too much for me to make it. the time and skill needed. im gonna get losing with my weight, in the meantime looking into stores that can make it for me.
Post # 13
Can you? Sure. Should you? No.
Look, that dress looks wonderfully simple right? But its simplicity means that even one miniscule error will be glaringly obvious and throw the whole silhouette off.
Post # 14
If you don’t already sew, now is definitely not the time to start! That dress may look simple, but it is definitely not simple to make. If you love those silhouettes, why don’t you try a similar dress on then if you still love it on, consider a custom made gown or alterations with a good seamstress.
Post # 15
Sounds like a daft post but I’ll reply like it’s real.
No. Formal wear and bridal gowns require a whole new level of skill. I’m a reasonably good (but slow) dressmaker but I didn’t even consider doing the alterations on my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses because whilst it would probably have been good, it wasn’t worth the risk.
Just get it done custom or buy a sinilar dress at outlet and get it custom altered.