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Making A Wedding Gown
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Make Your Own Dream Dress!
One way to get the designer dress you have always dreamed of is
to make it yourself or have someone you know make it for you.
Even if you hire out the sewing job, it will be cheaper than
actually buying that designer gown that you saw some movie star
wear on a magazine cover.
You would choose a wedding dress pattern in
the same way you would choose a wedding dress from a boutique.
Choose a style that you love and that is good for your body
type. One way you can do this if you are not sure if it will
suit your body type is to go to a boutique, find a similar
style, and try it on.
The best way to find the best patterns is to
visit several pattern maker's Internet websites or call and ask
for a catalog of wedding dress patterns. When you get the
catalogs you can start looking for the dream gown that you
want. You can also look at the bridal salons to get an idea of
what you want and then look for the pattern. You will be using
a bridal salon to order the bridesmaids dresses anyway so it
causes no harm.
Since you have decided to sew your own dress
or have one made for you, you may be wondering how much it will
cost to have it made. There are a few considerations that will
help to determine that such as the type of fabric you will be
using to make your dress. Fabrics can be pricey, and wedding
gowns have many different types of fabrics in them as a rule.
For example most dresses are made of satin and lace with tulle
Do your research and watch for fabric sales
at fabric stores and online. Fabric can run from about $4.00
per yard and up. You can even find wedding gowns that are being
sold very inexpensively that you might be able to use several
things off of on your own gown.
The second consideration is whether you will
be making the gown or hiring the sewing job out to someone
else. If you will be doing the sewing yourself, the cost will
be just materials. If you hire a seamstress, you will have to
look around for one that has rates that you can afford. It will
run you two to five hundred dollars depending on the complexity
of the design, and the detail that will need to go into it.
There will be many fittings, and design aspects of the dress
that you will have to decide on. Do you want a long train and
if so you will need a bustle. You also need to make a veil
which is not hard to do, and you can match it perfectly to your
gown by using some accents on it that are used on your gown.
You can also purchase a veil.
Be sure to go over every small detail of
your dress to make sure that is exactly the way you want it. It
will look like that designer gown you saw on the cover of that
magazine and no doubt you will look just as beautiful in
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