Yes, you heard it. I made my own wedding dress, and successfully got married in April 25 in it!
I wanted to post the process, but I didn't have a time to write a post back then, and worried that I might not be able to finish up the dress as I planned.
It took me about a month (more accurately, about 4 hours per day for a month, because I have a full-time job!), about 13 yds of silk taffeta, 12 yds of silk organza, 6 yds of polyester lining and so many other notions.
I really wanted to make it look like it was professionally made.
I read many different books and Internet articles about the formal silk gown construction, but it was not enough. Luckily, I have a friend who is a vice-president of a high-end designer wedding dress production company and was able to get a lot of advise ( and most of materials as a gift!!!!
) from her.
No further explanation, here I present the pictures...
Ahhhh~why didn't anybody tell me that I was wearing the petticoat so short!! It ruined the silhouette!
I was actully wearing the petticoat with the waist band rolled up, thinking it was too long..
The back drape(?) part is detachable, and the skirt can be bustled up for the reception like below.
My sister made me the veil and the feather accessory at the back of my waist.
The bodice part has asymmetric pleats..
Other than the dress and the veil, my wedding was full of DIY projects from my family and friend. It was a small, but very warm and happy wedding.
Thanks for reading!