This was the ultimate crafternoon challenge. I wanted to make a wedding dress. There were several raised eyebrows, but I had grand plans. A big, poofy, tulle laden skirt and a flattering sweetheart bodice. I had no pattern, only ideas.
The skirt was easy enough to make, no pattern required, but the bodice wasn't. I spent ages and several prototypes learning that it's better just to buy this pattern off Etsy. After that realisation it was smooth sailing. Read More
Making your own wedding dress might seem like a bit of a tall order, particularly when every tutorial I could find on the interwebs starts with "find a pattern you like ...". I have a problem with that: I don't know how to use patterns. And unless you're in the fashion industry, or had a mother who showed you the ropes, I'm sure you find them daunting as well. So here is a wedding dress tutorial that doesn't require you to know how to read patterns! Scroll down to the "How to" bit for my instructions. Read More