Wedding dress patterns - Your options for wedding dress styles will be endless if you choose to make your wedding dress from a pattern.
Are you considering sewing your wedding dress
or having one made for you? There are many things you will need to consider....
Can I save money making a bridal gown from a wedding dress pattern rather than purchasing one retail?
If you are trying to copy an expensive designer wedding dress pattern, you will most likely save quite a bit buying the dress pattern and sewing it yourself.
If you are copying an imported ready to wear bridal gown, you may not. If you are paying a qualified dressmaker and using her to design wedding dress pattern, it might cost a little more, but may still be less expensive than retail.
There are several important factors to consider in addition to price when looking at wedding dress patterns.
Style. Making your own wedding dress pattern creates a one-of-a-kind dress and offers you the luxury of designing details to your liking. You can select the perfect fabric, the perfect placement of a lace applique or trim to accent or camouflage. Even if you may be using a commercial wedding dress pattern, individual choice in lace, fabric and detailing indeed create a personal gown for you.
Fit. Many brides purchase an expensive ready made designer gown not realizing they will then have to spend another small fortune (sometimes as much as the dress) in alterations just to get that gown to fit. A custom bridal dress pattern tailored for your figure always gives you a fit that is unequaled compared to a ready-to-wear gown. The proper adjustments take place in the original wedding dress pattern design.
Quality. This is an area where there is no comparison. The dresses sewn in Asian factories are mass produced, meant to be worn only once. If you are looking for an heirloom quality gown that can be passed on to future generations, have it sewn by a qualified seamstress, but remember - your daughter may decide otherwise.
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