More and more brides want to be involved in the process of designing and making their wedding dress, escaping the mass-produced market and creating a truly personal connection with the dress they’re going to get married in. Nobody wants to let the recession affect their wedding plans but with some essential belt-tightening handmade weddings are really coming into their own. Magazines and websites are crammed full of brilliant and beautiful ideas for favours, flowers and stationery that crafty brides can take pleasure in making themselves. Hens getting together to stitch pretty bunting brings new meaning to the Sewing Bee. Doing some of these things yourself and involving others can really help you to enjoy the build up to your wedding day.
Having your dress made for you won’t necessarily save you money but it needn’t cost you more and you can certainly see where your money is going at every stage. My brides always tell me that being so involved in the process from our first meeting to their final fitting is really rewarding. I make every dress to your measurements including a toile (mock-up) to check that you are happy with the fit and style. Changes can easily be made at this stage, I will always be flexible. I want your dress to be perfect.
With the help of sites like Pinterest and Style Me Pretty you can quickly collect ideas, images, details and elements of dresses and moods to create a scrapbook which we can draw upon to create your ideal dress. Share your sources of inspiration with me and I’ll bring my knowledge of design, construction and a vast array of fabrics and techniques to come up with a truly unique dress for your wedding day.