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Topic: Making my own wedding dress! HELP!!!  (Read 700 times)
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« on: January 23, 2006 07:18:03 PM »

Hey, guys...

I am in a serious jam, here. I don't like any froo-froo whatsoever, and I'm going to be getting married in a REALLY small ceremony (like, only 3 other people besides me and my guy). But I am insisting on wearing a classic white dress.

We don't have a lot of money at all (we're both still in school, and my mom's probably going to disown me - no joke), so I decided on making my own dress. Problem is, I really don't know how to sew all that well. I've done  a few small things, but a wedding dress, however simple, is far from a "small thing."

So I need help. Any help, all help. I don't know where to begin. I want no lace, no sequins, no ruffles, nothing. I want it long (super-long -- I'm 5'10" and never get a really long dress ever), plain, strapless, and WHITE. Smiley

I really appreciate any help you guys can give me. I have no idea what I'm doing.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006 07:29:30 PM »

You might have better luck looking for a used dress...nice fabric and notions are expensive, and it probably won't be much cheaper than buying a simple dress. If you look at goodwill or on ebay, you can find a dress that would be much easier to modify than to make a new one. Plus, I promise you it will save countless headaches.

Whatever you decide, congratulations! I hope it goes well!

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006 07:41:56 PM »

i agree with toesocksrock....that might be cheaper.  but if you want to go the making the dress route, i'd suggest looking at simplicity.com.

i already looked, and patterns  4652, 4876, and 5238 (especially that one) seem to be what you're looking for.  toesocks rock, also mentioned that luxurious fabrics can be expensive.  you could save if you went with a more basic fabric, such as cotton or a cotton blend...even though it wouldnt shimmer or shine, sometimes i think matte fabrics look better ;x  but try looking on ebay if you want a satin woven fabric.  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2006 07:46:15 PM »

I would like to give you advice on your dress, but more importantly, I'd love you give you marriage advice, it won't be mean, I promise.  Just some things that I think every girl should know before she gets married. pm me if you're interested!

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006 12:28:48 PM »

i'm just curious how this worked out...

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