Created by: Erin Sobon (Sewbon.com)
Spring is in the air and that means wedding season is right around the corner! If you are a bride and want to add a handmade, personalized touch to the big day, we’ve rounded up some fabulous DIY bridal inspiration for you from patterns to step by steps.
Find the perfect fabrics to get started on your wedding DIY projects in our bridal shop, from tabletop decor to all things apparel!
Getting Ready Robe
Pattern: Kwik Sew K2325
This Kwik Sew pattern is a workhorse because it comes with three different designs. I sewed up the robe. The robe is a wrap with dropped shoulders and has a neckline band, pockets in the side seam, and a tie belt. It would be perfect for a bride and her bridesmaids to wear while getting ready to look stylish for all those bridal pictures.
You could pick any lightweight woven fabric that has a soft drape for this robe. We went with this White Slipper Satin (the prize point is amazing!), or if you want something even more luxurious we recommend silk charmeuse.
Not into the white wedding aesthetic? Maybe you want to create handmade getting ready robes for your bridesmaids too? We love these fabrics for a more colorful look:
- Liberty Fabrics Belgravia Silk Charmeuse
- Mi Amor Dutchess Satin in Blush Pink
- Kaufman Classic Seersucker Stripe in Light Blue and White
- Silky Satin Charmeuse in Light Pink
- Cotton + Steel Rifle Paper Co Les Fleurs Rayon Challis Birch Floral
Veil (with Step by Step tutorial!)
While there are veil sewing patterns out there like this McCall’s M4126, did you know it’s also very easy to make your own, DIY veil? All you need is some pretty tulle or lace and a hair comb.
Want to try this project? Here’s a simple tutorial to make this veil:
- 1 yard of tulle or lace. I used this gorgeous lace netting.
- 1 hair comb clip
- Thread and needle
Take 1 yard of and cut it down the middle of the crossgrain so that it was 1 yard by 30 inches
Baste two rows of stitches along the cut edge
Gather the lace to the length of the hair comb
Hand stitch the lace to the comb so that the right side of the lace will flip over the comb when worn
You could make a classic veil with some white tulle, or pick from the large selection of laces on Fabric.com to come up with your own look. The fabrics pictured below are:
- Bridal Corded Sequin Lace Netting
- Stretch Floral Embroidered Mesh Lace
- Iceberg Embroidered Mesh Lace Silver
- Telio Xanna Floral Lace
Rehearsal Dinner Dress or Bridesmaid Dress
This dress is absolutely gorgeous and would make for an amazing rehearsal dinner dress or would look wonderful as bridesmaid dresses.
For a rehearsal dinner dress, select a white silky satin charmeuse like this one and overlay it with this sky blue dobby dot chiffon from Telio. I love that the sky blue color is so subtle that it looks white in most light but would be a fun ‘Something Blue’ for the wedding!
Happy sewing for the big day!