Have you ever made a wedding dress, for yourself or someone else? It feels like a daunting task, but these five home sewers were up for the challenge and we love their results. Scroll down and take a look!

This stunning wedding gown was made by Gillian W. for her niece. She used McCall’s M7154 from The Archive Collection. Gillian calls this pattern “challenging but doable,” and she recommends making a toile/muslin (or two) first, and then using only natural fiber fabrics, such as silk, for the final version. (From McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group)
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.

We love this two-piece wedding dress that Stefanie S. made for her daughter. Her pattern of choice was McCall’s M6893. “She wore the full top for the ceremony and pictures, then changed to the bodice overlay for movement later in the evening. It was exactly what she wanted…I’m a proud and happy mom!” says Stefanie. (From McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group)
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.

Kristine, of Couture By Kristine, also used McCall’s M6893 to make a two-piece gown for a friend. The bride declared it perfect and exactly what she had envisioned, while the groom said it took his breath away. Aww! We agree. Bonus points to Kristine for making this gown with less than two month’s notice.
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.

Karen B. pulled double duty for her daughter, first making her prom dress in 2006 with Vogue Patterns V2801 (OOP) in red satin and black Chinese brocade. Same couple, 10 years later! Wedding dress in 2016 is Vogue Patterns V8150 in red satin and cream Chinese brocade; the lace shrug is McCall’s M3033. We love how the color red is a clearly a touchpoint for this couple. (From McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group)
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.

Here’s another bride who eschewed the white wedding gown tradition. Cole S. calls herself a “playful spirit.” She used Vogue Pattern V1348 and Nicole Miller fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric Stores. “It’s super obvious that I’m still a first year sewist, there are definitely imperfections (puckered seams, etc), but I’m pretty pleased with the outcome, regardless.” Well done! (From McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group)
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.
Handmade wedding gowns on the McCall Pattern Blog.