How To Make A Wedding Dress
This video explains to the bride-to-be the steps to making her own wedding dress, from choosing the style to initial phases to finally crafting the dress.
Hello, I'm Ellie and I'm Charlotte and we run a bridal boutique in Southwest London called Ellie and Charlotte's. We've been making wedding dresses for the last ten years, and we're going to show you some of our top tips for finding your perfect dress and accessorizing. In this video, I'm going to give you a few tips about how to go about making your own wedding dress.
First of all, you need to consider whether or not you're a competent seamstress. If you aren't, then I would actually suggest that you find somebody who can make your dress for you. Either come to Ellie and Charlotte and get the spoke dress or find a dressmaker who can actually make the pattern that you get.
The first thing to consider is what style of wedding dress you are looking for. So, a good way of doing this is to actually look through your wardrobe and see what dresses you wear that you really like; whether it's got sleeves, whether it's a bodice, whether it's low-cut at the front. Then you need to consider what type of fabric you want to make your dress out of: if you want a more sort of structured dress out of dutchy satin like this or if you want a more fluid dress like this or if you want to sort of mix the fluidity and have some schiff all over the top.
Once you've worked out exactly what fabric and what style, then you can actually start looking at patterns so you can go to a big department store and go and look at the patterns. Once you've found your pattern, and drafted out the actual size that you are, it's a really good idea to make a mock-up of your dress in a cheaper fabric, say sort-of calico or a cotton, try that on for size, and actually get someone to help you fit the dress. This is just to make sure that the dress fits you and it's not too big or it's not too small and the neckline's exactly how you want, and the length is exactly how you want it before you go and cut out the very expensive silk that your dress will be out of.
So once you've done that, then like I said, if you're a competent seamstress, you can go about making the dress yourself or if you're not, you can actually find a dressmaker to do this for you. So that is how you go about making your own wedding dress. .