(Closed) Totally Insane? A DIY Gown? Photos!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Whoopsie Daisy: I wouldnt say INSANE, but I would say very brave lol. I say go for it if you are really creative and confident. This looks like a beachy-summery dress. Are you having your wedding in the summer or on the beach? If not, I would spice it up a bit to make it look more “wedding dressy.” Otherwise, keep up the good work. And FYI, we may get a better idea of the dress if you had a picture of you wearing it. That may offer a completely different look. Good luck!

Post # 4
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it’s beautiful and if you are a reasonably good seamstress, then I don’t think you’re too crazy. 

However, I would like to strongly advise against linen on the grounds that it wrinkles SO badly. By the end of your wedding day you will be a rumpled, wrinkly mess. 

Linen also doesn’t drape in the same way, so your dress will look more stiff if you use linen. 

Could you put up some pictures that aren’t backlit so we can see the material better? We might be able to suggest some better alternatives for the fabric that will get you a similar drape. 

Post # 7
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmmm… I was going to suggest silk jersey b/c of the fabric quality and draping, but if the look of linen is what you’re wanting without the wrinkles, you might consider a linen/poly blend.

You’ll get a similar look to linen, but polyester is an easier fabric to care for and doesn’t wrinkle as easily. 

I know people love to diss on polyester, but there is a reason it’s so widely used- it’s easy to care for, it’s inexpensive, and it can be used to mimic lots of different natural fibers. 

I hope you find what you need!

PS. I really like nyfashioncenterfabrics.com for fabric- they have a really great selection of high quality linen, silk, etc…. even if your dress does end up being DIY, you should still have quality fabric for it 🙂 

Post # 9
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1996

i plan to DIY my gown for the most part. i want to get a cheapy, well fitting on on major clearance and add lace and flowers and things to it 🙂

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