Making my wedding dress

With less than four months till our wedding, I’ve been in a state of complete indecision about my dress. It’s kind of a big deal. The dress I mean.

The problem is that I know exactly what I want and it’s not like anything I could buy. I kept searching for something that would maybe distract me from my idea but to no avail.

I just wanted to make it myself so it would look how I imagined, but I had some serious doubts that I could construct a dress without a pattern. While I’m quite adept at sewing, I’ve never learned proper construction. Nor do I have a dress form.

Luckily, I was introduced to a lovely seamstress who is going to take on the task of making my dream dress.

wedding dress fabric

We’ve even picked out the fabric. I love all the combination of all the different laces. The hardest part was choosing the fabric that goes underneath all these laces. We found a gorgeous one, but of course it was silk so I had to pick something else.

It would be cool to say I got these at some fancy fabric store, or special ordered them from France, but they’re just from Joann’s. I probably shouldn’t admit that. It doesn’t matter though, they’re lovely and inexpensive and the dress is going to be awesome.

this is what dress planning looks like

So these are the humble beginnings of my dress. Just some fabric and sketches and measurements and ideas. I’m so excited. I’m going to my first fitting in just a few weeks. It will just be a rough muslin thing but I can’t wait.

Now I just have to pick out some shoes.

18 Responses to “Making my wedding dress”
  1. Oscar says:

    Your dress is going to come out amazing!!

  2. Angel says:

    🙂 I think it’s awesome that you’re having your dress made for you. You get to pick out everything yourself, which is so much more personal. It will turn out beautifully.

  3. Brittany says:

    I’m so excited for you! I love reading your wedding posts. You two are beyond cute!

  4. Vegyogini says:

    The lace is gorgeous! I know you’re going to have your absolute dream wedding dress and I’m so excited for you. I can’t wait to see it in person!

  5. Emily says:

    Congratulations on your wedding! If the dress will look anything like that dress, it’s gonna be absolutely gorgeous 🙂

  6. kim g. says:

    That’s so exciting! And who cares if the fabric is from Joann’s? I think that’s awesome. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  7. It’s going to be amazing! I wish I’d worn a dress I was in love with rather than something ordinary!

  8. Sharon says:

    It’s going to be so pretty!

  9. Exciting! But shouldnt you be hiding those sketches from your fiance?!

    • miss alix says:

      funny you should say that…i’ve been instructed that i have to post warnings from now on when posting dress details on the blog. he’d already seen these photos though, and the dress will turn out a bit different than the sketch.

  10. Samantha says:

    I’m so excited to see the finished dress!
    I love JoAnns! I try to go in for one thing but can’t leave without 20 other items I didn’t know I needed until I looked around.

  11. alicia west says:

    Alix, I’m so excited for you! The dress will be awesome if you design it!

  12. Kelly says:

    Psshhh, who cares where you got the fabric? More money for the shoes! 😛

  13. quarrygirl says:

    i think it’s awesome that you are playing such a huge part in making your wedding dress…your big day is going to be so much more special because of it. and thanks for documenting all this on your blog. i can’t wait to see the finished product!!!

  14. Christy says:

    I’m so excited for you! I made a wedding dress for my final project in design school and it was so much fun. I can’t wait to see yours.

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