86 Brides Who Used Their Mad Sewing Skills To Make Their Own Wedding Dresses

86 Brides Who Used Their Mad Sewing Skills To Make Their Own Wedding Dresses

Americans spend on average $33,391 on their wedding day. And while most lovebirds are willing to pay $540 on average for the cake, the wedding gown can set them back $1,509. If the pair are high spenders, the budget for the dress can soar up to $3,158, according to a study by The Knot.


No wonder so many brides these days are looking for smart alternatives when it comes to looking their best on the big day. Whether it’s due to saving some money or wanting to come up with their own dream design, some very talented women are taking the matter into their own hands.


From a $50 thrift store dress transformed into a jaw-dropping wedding gown to knitting their own dress on the bus on the way to work, these are some of the most inspiring looks from superwomen with mad arts and craft skills.


#1 I Knitted My Lace Wedding Dress On The Bus On The Way To Work. It Took 5 Months And Less Than $30 To Create This Beauty


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#2 I Made The Dress. I Did That From Scratch With Two Hands


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#3 Handmade Wedding Dress


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#4 I Just Love How My Dress Turned Out


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#5 This Dress Is The Star ? And She Did It Herself After Seeing It On Pinterest. Congrats


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#6 I Fell In Love With A Dress, But It Cost $2,200, So I Decided To Make The Same One Myself. I Used Scotch Tape And A T-Shirt To Make A Mannequin, And Bought 26 Ft Of Silk And Lace. Here’s The Result


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#7 One Year Ago Today, I Got Wear This Beauty ? It Took Me A Whole Week Of Sewing 12 Hours Per Day To Finish This One, But I Am So Glad I Took On This Challege


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#8 DIY Wedding Dress


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#9 Back In 2015 When I Was Making This DIY Wedding Dress Of Mine, Naked Lace Was (Or Was Becoming) A Thing


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#10 'celine' Wedding Gown With Built-In Corset


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#11 [vintage Simplicity 2442] My Wedding Dress


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#12 I Diyed My Wedding Dress From Olive-Nets


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#13 Making My Own Wedding Gown Was A Dream Come True For Me


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#14 Sirja Made Herself A Wonderful Wedding Dress That Charms With Her Personality


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#15 I Worked On My Outfit For 8 Months With The Help Of Online Courses. It Didn’t Work Out Perfectly, But I Did It, And This Is The Most Important Thing!


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#16 I Made My Wedding Dress And Got Married Yesterday!


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#17 One Year Ago Already! I Sewed My Own Wedding Dress...and It Almost Made Me Crazy!


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#18 I Bought This Corset For £30 Years Ago, It Never Fit But Was So Pretty So I Added 3inches Of Binding In The Back And Tied A Massive Bow Round It!


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#19 Still Soo In Love With My Selfsewn Wedding Dress


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#20 My DIY Thrift-Flipped Wedding Dress


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#21 I Made Myself Both A Wedding Dress And An Outfit For My Husband. We Wanted A Celebration With Forest Fairy Aesthetics. And This Is What We Got


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#22 Made A Non Conventional Wedding Dress! V9296


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#23 I Made My Wedding Dress. I Wanted Something Unique That Would Really Suit Me, And It Turned Out Great


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#24 My Wedding Dress. Holy Moly This Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made. I Just Love It Beyond Words.


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#25 After Some Blood, Sweat, Burn Holes, Major Resizing, And A Million Other Little Sewing Snafus - I Made My Own Dress


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#26 I Made Two (!) Wedding Dresses


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#27 Synne With Her Elegant And Down-To-Earth Wedding Dress That She Made Herself With The Help Of Her Mother-In-Law


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#28 [fo] Wedding Dress (Loosely Based On By Hand London Kim Dress), Details In Comments


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#29 The Biggest Project I've Ever Worked On In My Life, My Wedding Dress! This Dress Was The First Dress I've Ever Made And Was Constructed Over The Course Of 2 Years. It Has Around 60k To 70k Individually Hand Strung Sequins. I Hand Drew The Entire Dress Pattern. [self Drafted]


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#30 Handmade Wedding Dress


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#31 This Beautiful Bride Made ?? Her ?? Own ?? Dress ?? And It Was Absolutely Gorgeous On Her!


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#32 Finally - This Dress. I Am So Glad I Was Somehow *overly* Confident Enough To Make My Own Wedding Dress


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#33 So My Sister Got Married This Weekend And I Designed/Made Her Gown?


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#34 Updated A $25 1986 Wedding Dress To My Dream Dress. Details In Comments.


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#35 [self Drafted] Last Time I Shared My Wedding Dress, But I Added A Last Minute Touch! It Was Magical


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#36 It Has Been A Fun And Challenging Project


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#37 I Figure If I Could Make The Wedding Dress In 6 Months, I Can Make The Honeymoon Wardrobe Too, Right?


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#38 Let’s Just Take A Sec To Appreciate That This Gal Made Her Wedding Dress With Her Own Bare Hands


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#39 Finally Pictures Of My DIY Wedding Dress


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#40 My Selfmade Wedding Dress


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#41 I Sewed A Wedding Dress With The Help Of Videos Online. There Is A Lot Of Handmade Work Here


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#42 My Hand Sewn Wedding Dress.


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#43 I Poured My Soul Into This Wedding Dress


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#44 This Queen Married The King Of DIY On Her 21st Birthday


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#45 I Spent At Least 100 Hours Working On My Outfit And Felt Great In It! I Think My Husband And I Looked Fantastic


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#46 My DIY Wedding Dress


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#47 Finished Sewing My Wedding Dress And Petticoats! So Happy To Be Done! (X Post To Weddingplanning)


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#48 There Are Many Imperfections And Mistakes Were Made But I Successful Made A Wedding Dress! The Top Was Made From Vintage Doilies And The Skirt From Satin And Tulle. Learned So Much... I Love It! Mistakes And All


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#49 [burdastyle Tiered Dress #112] I Made My Wedding Dress! (Photos By Ericka Dawn Photography)


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#50 My Completed DIY Wedding Dress


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#51 2 Years Ago I Married My Husband In My Memade Wedding Dress


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#52 It Was Such A Special Project And I Found It So Helpful To Learn From Others While I Was Working On It


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#53 She Created Her 2020 Dress Masterpiece From Her Mother’s Wedding Dress


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#54 My Wedding Dress Was A Huge Project I Took On Recently


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#55 The Dress Turned Out How I Drew It!


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#56 've Always Been Super Colorful - My DIY Wedding Was Like A Culmination Of A Lifetime Of Drawing Rainbows And Painting Colorful Sunshines!


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#57 I Made My Wedding Dress! 27 Yards Of Hem. Unknown Hours. Totally Worth It.


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#58 I Made My Wedding Dress And The Bridal Party Outfits! [self Drafted Patterns For All Pieces]


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#59 Made My Wedding Dress. It Is Not Perfect, But It Is Exactly What I Wanted.


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#60 I Sewed A Wedding Dress Out Of Sweatpants...


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#61 Along With Help From Some Amazing Seamstresses In My Family, I Made My Wedding Gown. ❤️


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#62 [self Drafted] I Made My Own Wedding Dress. It May Not Be Perfect But It Was Just What I Wanted


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#63 [self-Drafted] I Made My Wedding Dress! I Went With A Simple Boho Feel For Our Backyard Venue


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#64 [self Drafted] Not Quite Perfected Yet, But I'm Insanely Proud Of My Wedding Dress! 19 Days!!


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#65 [simplicity 8130 & Burda 6650] My Finished Wedding Dress!


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#66 Drafted And Sewed My Own Non-Traditional Wedding Dress [self-Drafted]


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#67 My Wedding Dress (Semi-Victorian, Semi-Steampunk)


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#68 My Non Traditional Wedding Dress - Self Drafted


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#69 Year Ago Today I Started Making My Wedding Dress! I Gave Myself Over Two Months To Make It But I Was So Pumped That I Finished It In Two Weekends


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#70 I Made This Dress


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#71 I Made My Wedding Dress So I Could Sparkle. :) [vogue 8943]


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#72 A Little Girly... But I Made A Wedding Dress!


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#73 I Made My Own Wedding Dress


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#74 Self-Drafted Wedding Dress!


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#75 My Wife Made Her Own Wedding Dress From Scratch. I Didn't Want To See It Until Our Wedding Day, I Was Stunned.


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#76 I Made My Dress! It Was A Labor Of Love


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#77 My Homemade Wedding Dress Featuring My Shawl Knitted By My Mother In Law


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#78 I Made A Wedding Dress Out Of Burrito Wrappers


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#79 Even Though We Did A Basic Town Hall Wedding, I Made My Own Wedding Dress!


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#80 I Always Knew I Wanted To Make My Wedding Dress Myself. Despite Some Hiccups Along The Way, I Was So Happy With How This Simple Linen Dress Turned Out And How "Me" It Is!


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#81 I Made My Own Wedding Dress! Never Will I Ever Again Try Sew A Princess Seam In Silk Satin


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#82 Fo Wedding Dress, Months Of Work


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#83 Best Friend’s Wedding In Two Weeks, Putting The Finishing Touches On Her Wedding Present! Used Simplicity 8596 For The Bodice, Self Drafted Circle Skirt And Butterfly Sleeves.


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#84 I Knitted My Own Wedding Dress. Enjoy!


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#85 My Mom And I Made My Wedding Gown! Self Drafted


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#86 The Original Inspiration For My Dress Was A Maggie Sottero Fit And Flare Gown (Swipe To The Last Pic) That I Saw On The Hudson Bay Website


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