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BERNINA - DIY Wedding Dress & Veil

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DIY Wedding Gown & Veil

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Formal / Bridal, Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Simplicity 2497 Misses' Dresses. Cynthia Rowley Collection

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What materials did you use? Dupioni Silk, Pearl-Beaded Lace, Tulle, Seed Pearls

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What are you most proud of? My mom and I made this dress in the midst of a short, 9-week engagement! My fiance and I were set on an outdoor wedding at a specific venue, and there was only one fall date that worked for us and our bridal party. Within 2 weeks, my mom and I purchased the fabric, altered the pattern, and made the dress. We followed online DIY instructions for the birdcage veil. We just spent a few hundred dollars on my entire ensemble... a huge savings compared to most dresses and veils.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start early! And make a muslin "practice" gown to ensure a good fit. We made many adjustments between the pattern, the practice gown, and the final gown.

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