That came out beautifully! Wonderful job!
You don't have to answer this if you don't feel comfortable but I was thinking of making my own wedding dress and wanted to know how much you spent total to make yours..
I think the cost largely depends on what kind of fabric you choose. My choice was SILK taffeta from the beginning. (Yes, I'm a fabric snob, when it comes to make a clothes myself.. I can't resist the beautiful deep and luxurious sheen that the silk fabric ooze out..
) Usually those medium weight silk taffeta costs about $25 per yard (54"w) from designer fabric stores in NYC. So I budgeted about $350 for the outer silk fabric.
And I estimated $100 for the SILK organza interlining, polyester lining, and other miscellaneous notions and trims.
So initially, I budgeted $450 for the material only. (thinking that the result would be like $5,000 dress. LOL)
However, very lucky of me, my friend who is in the high-end wedding dress industry gifted me 15yds of silk taffeta of the highest quality and 12yds of silk organza.
I end up only buying materials for the lining, petticoat, built-in bustier, and etc.
So I spent only about $50~60 on that dress.
Anyway, if you don't insist using silk taffeta like me
, the cost can be much lowered than $450.
Some people may say, "why would you make one if it costs that much? There are may dresses cheaper than that."
Well, how can you compare, right? It's made only for me, patterned exactly reflecting my body shape (32D of me), and exactly in the design I want in 100% SILK!
Good luck with your dress, too!