Finally, The Wedding Dress Saga Ends.

Here are some photos of the wedding dress. However many flaws there were with the construction, I still loved how it turned out.


  1. I don't know about the flaws, the dress is beautiful, you did an awesome job!

  2. @alethia Thank you! I'm not thinking about the flaws anymore, just looking forward to regular sewing next year. Happy new year to you!

  3. its so amazing to build your own wedding dress >_<!!!
    I love those pearl butons on the back, i think they really bring some essence to the dress

    I hope you will eventually have your perfect and satisfactory wedding dress, and be the prettiest on your wedding day :D

  4. Thanks, Denise! It is the perfect wedding dress for me. I love it, and everyone at the wedding did too.

  5. Congratulations on finishing the dress! The lace is beautiful. I love the V-detail & buttons at the back, simply stunning.

  6. Your dress is amazingly beautiful! I love the buttons! I hope to one day sew my own, your blog is so inspiring to continue to have that aspiration! Congratulations, happy marriage to you!

  7. congratulations. wishing you all the best for the future.
    your dress turned out beautifully and fits so well. love the shape of the skirt. I am making a wedding dress for my cousin's fiancee at the moment with mermaid skirt as well. it's not easy to handle duchess satin and lace, so you've done great!

  8. Hi Orchids in May! Thank you so much! Your own blog posts about making your wedding dress has been very helpful and inspirational for me!

    Thank you, Saxon! Making my wedding dress was frustrating and fun at the same time, but if you love sewing, I definitely recommend it.

    Thank you, Jean! The skirt of your cousin's wedding dress is looking fabulous and from your blog post, it looks like you know what you're doing. Hope everything goes well with the dress and that you have fun making it :)

  9. Hey I'm going to sew a lace wedding dress too and I have a question did you use vogue pattern 2931 ? and how do you sew the skirt overlay lace without the thread(seams)showing ?

  10. Hi! I did not use the standard seam. I think it's called applique seam, you place one edge on top of the other edge and sew along the lace design. I have a close up of it here:, but Susan Khalje's book Bridal Couture was my main guide in making the dress. Hope that helps!

  11. WOW! So incredibly beautiful - you did a wonderful job!

  12. what kind of lace did u use on your dress? its beautiful

  13. Thanks, Sheillanne! I think it's called Alencon lace.

  14. wow your wedding dress looks so beautiful! i've decided to embark on making my own as well, and have a similar idea to yours (different shape but same layers) and have been confounded by the same questions you had about how to sew together all the different pieces (lace, fabric, underlining, lining). what/how did you end up doing it? did the rigilene boning end up working fine?

  15. Thank you, Nita!

    I used the steel boning from Susan Khalje's store. It was easier to be able to remove the boning while I was sewing everything together then sewing it in almost at the very end.

    I made quite a few shortcuts, but here were my basic steps:
    - machine sew corset and skirt lining together
    - machine sew silk bodice and silk skirt
    - hand sew lace bodice and lace skirt
    - baste lace and silk bodice together
    - baste lace and silk skirt together
    - machine sew lace/silk bodice to corset/lining at top edge
    - machine sew lace/silk bodice to lace/silk skirt at waist

    It would be great if you can get a copy of Susan Khalje's book Bridal Couture. It's just so helpful!



Meet The Author



1000 Hour Academy of Makeup Alchemy Almay Alpha-H Ardell Australis Aveeno Avene Baby Chronicles Bags Banana Boat Bare Minerals Barkins Becca Bella Box Benefit Bio-Oil Biore Blistex Lancome Blogging Blush Bobbi Brown Bourjois Brow Pencils Burda Patterns BurdaStyle Patterns By Terry Calvin Klein Capsule Wardrobe Cath Kidston Celine Cetaphil Challenges Chanel Clarins Clarisonic Clinique Clothing Colette Patterns Completed Sewing Projects Concealer Cosmetics CoverGirl Crabtree and Evelyn Craft Books Crown Cycling Daiso Dermalogica Designer Tools Dinair Dior Diva Dr Scholl Dresses Dressing Duo Eco Tools Elizabeth Arden Ellis Faas Embryolisse EmerginC Empties Escada Essence Estée Lauder Eye Primer Eyeshadow Fabrics Face of Australia Family Fashion Favourites Fleur's Food FOTD Foundations Gaia Garnier Ginvera Givenchy Glossy Box Graftobian Guerlain Hada Labo Hakuhodo Hakuhodu Hauls Hawaiian Tropic Hermes Highlighters Hissyfit Home Dec Hope's Relief How Tos Hydraluron Illamasqua IMATS Indeed Labs Inglot Innoxa Inouvi Inventory Invisible Zinc Japanese Patterns John Frieda Korres KUU L'Oreal La Femme La Perla Laura Mercier Lee Stafford Lily Loves Pearl LimeLily Links Lipstick Lorac Lux MAC Magazines Makeup Brushes Makeup Forever Makeup School Makeup Utopia Manicare Marcs Maria Denmark Mario Badecu Mascaras Max Factor Maybelline McCalls Patterns Me Made Outfits Meal Prep Menswear Minimalism Mirenesse Missha Models Prefer MoroccanOil Murad Musings Muslin My Beauty Diary Nail Polish Natio Neutrogena New Look Patterns Nivea NOTD Notes to Self Nude by Nature NYX Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics On My Table OOTD Outerwear Outfits Palettes Palmers Palmolive Pantene Pants Parenting Parlux Pepta-Bright Peter Thomas Roth Prestige Priceline Primers Pure Fiji Quilts Rae Morris Ramblings RCMA Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Redwin Refashioned Ren Reviews Revlon Rimmel Roc Routines Royal and Langnickel Sally Hansen Sample Boxes San Rio Sasy N Savy Savvy by DB Scampi the Cat Scandal Self-Drafted Patterns Selfish Seamstress Patterns Sephora Sewaholic Patterns Sewing Sewing Machines Sewing Supplies Sewing Updates Shiseido Shopping Shopping Ban Shu Uemura Sigma Silky Girl Simple Simplicity Patterns SK-II Skin Care Skin Doctors Skirts Soap and Glory Sportsgirl Stash Stash Busting Stila Storage Sukin Suvana Swatches Tags Tarte Tatcha Tesutti theBalm This Works Tinted Moisturisers Too Faced Tools and Spaces Tops Trilogy Uniform Unni Cosmetics Updates Urban Decay VIntage Patterns Vogue Patterns W7 Wedding Wedding Dress YSL ZA