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Summer is finally here, and romance is in the air. Will you be saying “I do” anytime soon? Tell us all about your dream wedding dress!

With the sparkling sun, blue skies, and blooming flowers, its no wonder so many brides dream of having a blissful summer wedding. Although, no matter what season, planning a wedding is a stressful endeavour…especially when it comes to finding the perfect dress. Even with countless styles to choose from, finding that dress that makes you look and feel like a princess can seem like an endless task. Of course by sewing your own wedding gown, you can create the dress of your dreams, and replace time spent shopping with time spent sewing!

We’re loving the airy, feminine appeal of the BurdaStyle Flower Gown (pictured above). You can see how adding embellishments, like these pretty fabric flowers, can truly transform a simple silhouette.

This stunning gown is another favorite with its beautiful lace train. Long trains are sure to see a spike in popularity in the wake of a certain celebrity wedding last week…

Two-piece wedding dresses like this are a little harder to come by, but would certainly make things easier when it comes to getting in and out of the dress throughout the day.

There’s something to be said about simplicity as well. This gorgeous cowl neck gown has a classic, elegant feel all on its own.

So brides past and brides-to-be: Will you/ did you sew your own wedding dress?

Is there a specific style that you’ve always pictured for your wedding day? We’ve shared a few of our favorites… tell us about your ideal wedding dress in the comments below!

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    May 31, 2014, 06.23 PMby nouvellegamine

    I made my own wedding dress and from a Burda pattern & loved it! It was a great experience.

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/burda-32008-116-vintage-style-wedding-dress?all_images=1#project-shot-all

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    May 30, 2014, 11.48 PMby natski

    I’m getting married in November and I will be sewing my own dress- well actually it will be a skirt and body suit. I saw a design I liked from a European bridal designer, that I knew I could draft up and sew and was a good style and look for me.

    I have sourced my fabric for the skirt, but am having a little trouble with sourcing silk jersey with a good weight in a white colour! I’m sure I will find some.

    It’s been a definite learning curve and I can’t wait to reveal my final gown!

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    May 30, 2014, 10.28 PMby Nicole Kendra

    I fell in love with a dress called the Swan from Pablo Sebastian, but I love the sheath style. So I’m designing a sheath style dress with a petal skirt that is sleeveless, and more then likely backless. Jo-Ann’s had a great sell the other day and I found the perfect material at a terrific price. I do plan on making a trial dress out of chiffon($4.00 a yard) and I will make changes from there. When I start I plan on adding a daily progress to my blog.

    I was lucky and won a designer wedding dress, but nothing I had a choice from is what I wanted so I plan on selling the dress that I won and use the money towards our wedding & honeymoon.

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    May 30, 2014, 02.26 PMby Sarah-Ann

    I’m currently making my own wedding dress for September 20! I tried 4-5 dresses in a shop, just to see if the style I had in mind really fits me. Then I made a simple drawing of what I had in mind and then somebody draw a pattern for me. It’s a huge amount of work. The upper layer is completely in lace and I’m doing everything by hand with the applique technique. I’m actually looking forward to be unemployed this summer so I will have more time for the dress :) Yes, I already have had these moments like ‘why the hell didn’t I just buy one?‘. But each time I finish a dart or I’m trying it on, I start to smile. Hope this will get a happy ending :)

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    May 29, 2014, 11.52 PMby Yong Yam

    These homemade wedding dresses look amazing! IF you are a bride planning to make your own wedding dress, I’d love to hear from you. We are making a documentary showing a few brides’ journey as they go through this process. If you’re interested in being part of this project and live within 25-30 miles of the Los Angeles area, you can email a picture of yourself and your inspiration wedding gown to this email: casting@257tv.com — There will be compensation for your time!

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    May 29, 2014, 05.22 PMby mdagang

    I was planning on making my own dress, but some wise-sounding words from my mom and grandma turned my ear – “I know you can do it; but if you mess up, who can you get mad at?” Haha!

    I settled for making my rehearsal dinner/getaway dress (multitasking project!), and buying my official gown. All look fantastic, all fit wonderfully, and I had both the joy of personalization and not having to stress about one more detail (not to mention much more easily keeping my gown’s details a secret from my fiancé, haha!). :)

    (The rehearsal/getaway dress is a modified version of http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/strapless-gown-032010 made in a lightweight, flow-ey white cotton with the corset top and a gathered knee-length skirt on the bottom. :) Makes me feel like a chic and tropical Cinderella!)

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    May 29, 2014, 02.42 PMby teaandcakey

    Yes! I made my own dress in a tag-team stitchery effort with my mum. It was lovely to spend the time together, and my husband (banished downstairs) got some quality bonding time with my Dad… ha ha!

    Even though I got so annoyed at one point that I drank a cup of tea while leaning over the ivory gown (in spite), it all turned out perfectly for me and I’ll never regret making it myself. Plus, it cost 10% of a shop-bought gown.

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/teaandcakeys-wedding-dress

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