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.
This collection will make you shine in front of the camera!
Member Project of the Week
Get inspired by this lovely coral dress with ties and bows!
DIY to Try
Make yourself a lovely hair band this spring!
Join the summer party this season and make one these colorful styles!
Pattern of the Week
This pencil skirt is perfect for everyday wear! We love it in floral.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.