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calista
« on: May 18, 2009 01:03:30 PM »

Yes, you heard it. I made my own wedding dress, and successfully got married in April 25 in it!  Grin

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!!!! Cheesy) 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! Sad 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!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009 01:14:54 PM »

So gorgeous and so worth your time!  This is beyond fabulous.  I wish I was sewing when I got married so that I could have made my own dress also.  Hopefully you will have a girl who can grow up and wear the dress that her mom made.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 01:41:14 PM »

so beautiful! it really does look professional, congrats!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009 01:45:38 PM »

Absolutely stunning!
Congratulations on both the wedding AND the dress!
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 01:50:03 PM »

that dress is glorious!!!

Congratulations on your wedding...and the awesome dress!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009 01:54:03 PM »

Your dress is absolutely gorgeous. You did an amazing job. I can't believe you made it yourself, that was very daring.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009 01:59:33 PM »

Absolutely beautiful, I love the back especially!
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009 02:09:23 PM »

Wow! Amazing dress. I love the one shoulder design and the view from the back. Perhaps you should think of making wedding dresses for a living.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009 03:01:54 PM »

Wow!  Your dress is absolutely amazing, I love the asymmetrical bodice!
I really admire your dedication, it must have been so stressful to plan a weeding AND make a dress.  You did an awesome job.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009 08:08:51 PM »

It's beautiful.  I would have loved to help you make it!
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