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For the second installment of Corinne’s Craft Closet, I share with you my top 10 favorite DIY wedding dress ideas and inspiration. Making your own wedding dress may seem crazy but if you put your mind to it, you can do anything. The links below will help you on your journey to DIY wedding dress heaven.

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  1. VioletAmnesia says:

    I knitted my own dress for my wedding last november.
    Photos of my version can be found at http://www.ravelry.com/projects/VioletAmnesia/ultimate-wedding-dress or my blog http://violetamnesia.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/photo-update/
    the original pattern was from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Knits-Handknit-Gifts-Member/dp/0307346404/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306568531&sr=8-1 and is pictured on the front.
    I had to alter the bodice quite a lot as I’m a lot more busty than the model, but everyone thought it turned out great!

  2. Corinne Leigh says:

    That’s awesome! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing. I love all the inspiration. xoxo c

  3. RobinDenning says:

    You did a great job covering a lot of options.
    You are right, a wonderful gown is completely possible at any skill level.
    Allowing enough time is the most important thing.

  4. Beth says:

    I look forward to seeing what you do! I made my own dress for my wedding (almost two years ago now) because I didn’t like what I found in stores… and since I gave myself several months to make it, I was not overly stressed.
    A set of pictures of the dress just after I finished it is on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30942716@N04/sets/72157619881830837/
    One of the best things about what I came up with (in my opinion) was that my dress was transformable! It was long for the wedding ceremony, and short for the reception so I could dance easily.
    I drafted the pattern for the long overskirt myself: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswiebe/3781753116/in/set-72157621791625211
    The short dress worn underneath and revealed at the reception was a pretty faithful rendition of Butterick 5842: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswiebe/3781766784/in/set-72157621791625211/

  5. Nymirah says:

    Great video!
    Sorry if this is a little off topic but I love your blouse and was wondering if you made it yourself. I’m bran spanking new to sewing and I may be biting off more then I could chew but I think it would make a great project!

  6. Hillery Anne says:

    I too struggled with small budget and with a lack of love for commercial style dresses, so I decided I was going to make my dress. I then found a seamstress who was amazing. She helped me transform a super discount base of a dress into a gorgeous perfectly fitting dream dress. I couldn’t have been happier. I loved the dress, I learned a lot from her and it was so so incredibly affordable because she was a homegrown seamstress who operated out of her home and not from a commercial bridal shop.
    Loved the video Corrine!

  7. tisa says:

    Im interested in seeing some before and after pic or videos of 80s dresses being transformed. You can get them for thirty forty bucks. They can’t be too hard to alter . This is my plan. Anyone else??

  8. Northampton Photographers says:

    Hey…wats the wedding dresses ideas are provided by you here..I like it..

  9. sue says:

    So how did your dress turn out? The video was REALLY informative. I liked the idea of making the dress first out of a cheaper fabric so you can test the outline. Thanks for your help!!

  10. nyfika2013 says:

    Very useful article, thank you