My second eldest sister was going to make our youngest sister’s dress from scratch. Not unusual in our family; of four weddings in our family only one didn’t have a dress made by family. She is also the only one of us to elope while living in another state, which may have had something to do with it.
The only downside is that we aren’t able to afford the making of the wedding dress from scratch completely. On the upside, one of us found a practically new wedding dress at a nearby re-use store (DI) that was only $35 dollars. It fit almost perfectly and only needs a bit of cleaning as it doesn’t have hardly any spots and no damage to the dress from anything else. Sami also loves the dress which is the best part.
So, watching Julia fit the dress to Sami in case there needs to be any adjustments. there will only be a few, up at the shoulders.
This is heaven sent for us.
It’ll still be cheaper to make all the bridesmaids dresses by hand, though. The cloth we found was practically a steal and we already had the pattern as well as the machines.
But the bride is happy and the dressmaker isn’t exhausted.