Wedding is one of the most important occasions in the life of a person. It represents the start of a new life. Almost all the brides are super excited about their wedding day, especially about the wedding dress. They want their dress to be not only beautiful, but also unique. One way of personalizing the dress and adding a touch of uniqueness is to make it yourself. Designing and making your own wedding dress gives a great sense of pleasure and satisfaction. It comes across as the perfect way to exploit your creative potential. Check out how to design and make your own wedding dress.
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Make your own wedding dress
- Bridal and fashion magazines
- Measuring tape
- Cotton muslin
- Rotary wheel
- Transfer paper
- Pattern-drafting paper
Sketch your Design
- The first step is to decide what type of design you want. Go through fashion or bridal magazines. You can take inspiration from the dresses picturized in these magazines, before styling your own dress.
- Once you have decided on the design, go to a fabric store and find a pattern that matches it. When the basic pattern is done, it becomes easier to rehash it to minute detailing, such skirt volume, length, etc.
A Replica for Perfection
- Get one of your friends to take your measurements. Accuracy in measurements is very necessary to make your attire perfect.
- It is advisable to create a mock dress before trying your hands at fabric you have chosen for your dress. Create a mock dress in cotton muslin, as it will give you an idea of how the dress would come out eventually.
- Pay special attention to the fitting of the dress near the bust. The seam lines near the bust should be perfect, in order to get a center back seam on the straight of grain.
The Wedding Dress
- Once the mock dress is created, unstitch it. Make sure that the stitching lines are visible.
- Using a rotary wheel and a transfer paper shift the pattern of the mock dress to the fabric you have chosen.
- Cut out the pattern in the final dress fabric, but make sure to keep plenty of seam allowance in the cloth.
- Follow the instructions, to stitch the pattern in your material. Minute detailing, such as invisible zipper and lining construction, are mostly mentioned in the commercially produced patterns.
- Wear the dress and make the final adjustments, if any. Make sure you do this before any appliquéd trim is applied.
- Iron your dress before you wear it. Apart from removing wrinkles from your dress, it would also render it a professional look.