Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Gowns & Veils and other Wedding topics.
If you want to make your own wedding dress, the first thing that you'll want to do is buy a pattern. Simplicity has many patterns in their “It's Sew Easy” line that are great for beginners. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, even if you've never sewn before. On the back of the pattern, you'll find a list of all of the things you need to buy to make your own wedding dress, including how much fabric, a zipper, buttons, and anything else you may need for that particular dress. It's a good idea to make a sample of the dress in a simple fabric to make sure that you get the fit right.
That said, it can be quite costly and time consuming to make your own wedding dress. Wedding dress fabric is often expensive and may actually cost more than buying a pre-made dress. It also can take many hours of time that might be better spent with other wedding preparations. If you are new to sewing, it's probably a better idea to get your dress from a discount retailer, such as David's Bridal, or even Ebay.