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Topic: Making My First Bridal Gown  (Read 9356 times)
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katyisthebest
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2013 04:25:05 AM »

Thank you so much for your comments everyone! I love hearing from you Smiley

Does the fabric have a pinkish iridescence to it? Some of the photos look as if it might, but lighting can do some odd things.

My photography/lighting is to blame. I would say that the lace is ivory and the silk dupion is a very very minutely more cream coloured shade of ivory. I do like the sound of that pink iridescence though. I need to find more brides to make dresses for and have a go at that!
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amelie
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2013 09:21:18 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

This. Rocks.

Absolutely amazing job!
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rebecnik
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2013 02:44:51 PM »

I don't even know how to compliment you properly. Your work is so professional and amazing! I do have a couple questions. I don't plan on getting married for a couple years, but when I do, I plan on making absolutely as much as possible...includin g the dress. Where do you buy nice bridal fabric? Did you have a non-chain fabric store near you? And how much does that quality fabric run? Judging by the one you made here, I'm assuming that one was somewhere between $50-100 a yard. How much do you think you have to spend minimum for something decent? Now, I totally understand this would depend highly on location as well as our possibly-different ideas of what "decent" means. But in a rough estimate for bridal gown fabric, what would you say?
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starlitex7
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2013 06:05:29 PM »

beautiful
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katyisthebest
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2013 03:39:32 AM »

I don't even know how to compliment you properly. Your work is so professional and amazing! I do have a couple questions. I don't plan on getting married for a couple years, but when I do, I plan on making absolutely as much as possible...includin g the dress. Where do you buy nice bridal fabric? Did you have a non-chain fabric store near you? And how much does that quality fabric run? Judging by the one you made here, I'm assuming that one was somewhere between $50-100 a yard. How much do you think you have to spend minimum for something decent? Now, I totally understand this would depend highly on location as well as our possibly-different ideas of what "decent" means. But in a rough estimate for bridal gown fabric, what would you say?

Thank you!

I source my fabrics from a fabric market in London, UK. I love to work with silk especially for evening and bridal wear and they have an astounding selection of the highest quality silks there. I usually pay around 13-20 per metre for the self fabric depending on the fabric width, weave, colour etc. The silk lining is around 10-14 per metre. Lace similar to the one that I used could cost anything between 75 to 140 per metre. I find that chain stores don't have anywhere near as much choice and come with a much bigger price tag so I'd agree that non-chain stores or a high quality market would be your best option if you can find one. Good luck with the dress! Cheesy
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LauraM
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2013 08:02:40 AM »

Well done! I've shot nearly 100 weddings as a photographer, and my first job was in a bridal salon, so I've seen hundreds of these dresses in person and I can tell from the photos how well this is made. Absolutely brilliant. I just hope you're charging accordingly for the time and skill going into this! Wow!!
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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2013 09:00:44 AM »

The dress looks stunning and it fits the bride like a glove! Excellent job!
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ThePenguinTheory
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2013 01:30:41 PM »

Wow! That's amazing! Absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2013 05:51:15 PM »

Thank you SO MUCH for your reply! That is very helpful information!
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inkpoppy
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2013 11:13:37 AM »

I am always in awe of people who have such skill in creating clothing. I know a wedding gown must be such a massive project to tackle and execute beautifully, and that is exactly what you did here. This is absolutely stunning.  Smiley
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