What are you most proud of? Succeeding of keeping the tradition, although i am no proffessional (unlike my late mother). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. If you plan to try, you can start a few months ahead, so that you don't panic. It is not difficult, but there is pressure because of the important event. You can try first with a cheeper material, and once you feel that it fits the brides's figure (the most important factor), you can do the final project, and maybe start your own family tradition... Good Luck!