Design your wedding dress



Can”t
Find
the Perfect
Wedding Dress?
Why Not Design it Yourself…


Wedding DressAfter
months (or years) of looking at bridal magazines and online wedding sites, you
have created an idea that is your dream wedding dress. The sleeves from one, the
bodice from another, the line of a third. You know just the color and material,
how the material will drape when you put it on and the way you will feel when
you see yourself in THE DRESS!

You
gather your best friends or maybe your Mom and your sisters to hit the shops and
set out to find the perfection you know is waiting in the bridal boutique. You
may be lucky and see the dress you want, but more often what you find is the same
pieces of perfection scattered around in different dresses. Everyone gushes about
how wonderful you look, but you look at your reflection and just know that you
haven”t found the dress that will fit the occasion.

Have
you caught yourself wishing that you could take each of these bridal gowns and
combine them into your perfect wedding dress? You are not alone.


Brides today have more choices than ever before when they are picking a
wedding dress. Many of the old rules have been tossed out. For example, gowns
aren’t always white, they’re not always big and poufy, and they don’t have to
include trains that go on for miles. Vintage dresses are just as modern as the
latest designer offerings. Wedding dresses are not always gowns and some brides
are stunning in very stylish minis. A bride can feel free to choose a wedding
dress that fits her body type and personality. The number of options makes picking
the right dress more difficult than ever for today”s brides.


Are you looking for romantic or racy? Will your gown be out of a fairy tale or
a fashion magazine? Are you thinking white, off-white or a stunning dark color?
Will your gown be long, short, mini or have a detachable skirt to let you dance
the night away at your reception?

Sew,
Make Your Own Gown

The
links below are mentioned in the video:

  • Express
    Corsetry Course
  • Kenneth
    D. King”s Book
  • Vogue
    Patterns:
  • Vintage
    Patterns

  • KT
    Jean Designs

  • Lisa
    Welge”s Dress

  • Infinity
    Dress Pattern by Rostitchery
  • A
    $10,000 Wedding”s Dress Post
  • Olivia
    Luca
  • Wai Ching
  • To
    truly have a gown that is yours and yours alone, consider making your wedding
    dress yourself. According to couture seamstress JoAnn Musso, brides should not
    be intimidated by the thought of making their wedding dress. “The skills needed
    to make a wedding dress are all ones a home sewer has used before,” she says.
    “Set in sleeves are set in sleeves. Don’t let the fact that they’re on a wedding
    dress make them seem more difficult than they are,” she says.


    Musso, who lives and work in Dallas, makes custom wedding dresses as part of her
    couture business. While she firmly believes every bride should have the dress
    of her dreams, Musso feels it is also her duty to help a bride select a dress
    that will be flattering. “The bride will have this dress for the rest of her life
    to remember her wedding day,” she says.


    Dress silhouettes break down into four basic shapes

    A-line,
    which is narrower at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom, works well
    on most figure types, and is good for disguising bottom-heavy figures.

    A
    sheath dress
    features a figure-hugging silhouette with a defined waist, and
    flatters well-toned bodies.

    The mermaid dress
    is close fitting through
    the bodice, down through the hips and to about mid or lower calf where the skirt
    flares out; it is not an easy style to wear or to move in.

    A ballgown

    is fitted at the bodice; with a very full skirt, which can hide many figure flaws.

    Visit
    a bridal shop and try on different styles of gowns
    .
    This will help you
    determine what looks best on you and will give you a feel for the latest trends.
    Maybe you like the bodice of one gown, the embroidery on another and the fabric
    on a third dress. The beauty of making your own dress means you can pick and choose
    exactly the elements you want to include in your perfect gown.

    Starting
    with the right sewing machine is important
    .
    “Today’s computerized sewing
    and embroidery systems make even a project like a wedding dress much easier than
    it used to be,” says Gayle Hillert, vice president of education at Bernina of
    America, a premiere sewing machine company. “For example, Bernina accessory feet
    make sewing fine fabrics easy and there are a variety available, like hemming,
    pintucking and edgestitching feet that enable home sewers to add couture elements
    quickly and successfully.

    Pick
    the right fabric
    Many fabric stores have bridal or special occasion sections
    with appropriate fabrics and notions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for
    locally, there is a wealth of fabric resources on the Internet. Musso reminds
    brides that natural fabrics like silk (a popular bridal gown choice) wrinkle easily.
    If that’s a concern for you, consider looking at manmade fabrics or blends.

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