Added Feb 7, 2011
Wellington, New ...
For the most important day of my life I chose to make my own wedding dress. There was a fair amount of stress involved a few tears but it was well worth it in the end. I had an amazing wedding day that I won’t soon forget in a dress I’ll also never forget.
After trying on a heap of dresses in a bridal shop I selected a style that I loved and started my sewing with Butterick 5325. I made a full calico muslin and altered the basic pattern into a sweetheart neckline and added a large pleat at the back. I also omitted the zipper and instead created a lace up back & extended the internal boning and lining.
If you are interested in the process I went through you can check out my blog for more information here
Sewing your own wedding dress is a huge challenge but very rewarding and I’d encourage anyone who’s considering it to give it a go.
Silk, lining, lace, sew-in interfacing, boning, corset tape, ribbon, thread, patience.
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