25 People Who Made Their Own Dresses, And It Was The Best Thing They Ever Did

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Handmade dresses are a great way to show off your personal style and creativity through fashion. Mass-produced clothes don’t have the skill and attention to detail that go into each piece. Handmade fashion is making a comeback because fast fashion is bad for the environment and hurts workers.

So, to get your creative juices flowing, we put together this list of pictures of people’s most beautiful, unique dresses that would make all the princesses green with envy.

H/T bored panda

#1 This Is What Happens When Your Fancy Event Gets Canceled. Chores In An Evening Gown

This Is What Happens When Your Fancy Event Gets Canceled. Chores In An Evening Gown

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#2 I’m half Japanese and half Scottish, and I made this kimono by hand out of men’s dress shirts and boxer shorts.

I Am Half Scottish And Half Japanese- I Hand-Sewed This Kimono From Men's Dress Shirts And Boxer Shorts

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#3  I Made and Painted My Graduation Ball Gown! I Painted Over 80 Flowers, Sewed + Stoned My Dress With My Mama, And Designed It Myself.

I Made And Painted My Own Gown For My Graduation Ball! I Painted Over 80 Flowers, Sewed + Stoned My Dress With My Mama And Designed The Whole Thing Myself

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Demi is a designer who has been making vintage-style clothes for about a decade. Demi said, “I’ve learned a lot about sewing from Google, internet blogs, and patternmaking books in the second half of my career.” “Now I work part-time at a local fabric store and teach kids how to sew, so my whole life revolves around this hobby!”

She quit her job in health insurance to start live-streaming sewing projects, which was her true passion.

#4  My mom made this wedding dress from top to bottom. She added all the jewels by hand. She worked on it every day of her life. My mother is so skilled, and I want everyone to know about it.

My Mom Made This Entire Wedding Dress, She Added Lots Of Jewels By Hand. Every Day She Spent Her Time Working On It. My Mom Is So Talented And I Want Every One To Know

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#5 I Made My Wedding Dress

I Made My Wedding Dress

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Demi has been sewing for ten years, so we asked how her skills and designs have changed. “I think the biggest change was that I started caring about how nice the smaller, less obvious parts looked.” I also think I started out by using pre-made sewing patterns. “I still use them sometimes, but now it’s faster and easier for me to just draw something for myself that is unique, that no one else in the world has, and that fits without any adjustments,” the creator said.

#6 Made An Infinity Dress With The Leftover Satin I Had At Home, Self-Drafted Pattern. Had Fun Playing With This

Made An Infinity Dress With The Leftover Satin I Had At Home, Self-Drafted Pattern. Had Fun Playing With This

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#7 I designed and made a dress for an engagement photo. This is my first post, so I hope you enjoy it.

Engagement Photo Dress I Designed And Constructed. This Is My First Post, Hopefully You Guys Like It

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“Especially now that people know more about how fashion affects the environment and some don’t want to support fast fashion anymore,” “Some go to thrift stores, while others make crafts.”

Demi’s only advice for creative hobbies is to be more determined. “Do the work, research things, and don’t be afraid of anything.” That is why we have Google and trial runs.”The creator says that starting with nothing and ending up with a beautiful dress doesn’t require a magic trick or special technique.

#8 Friends, What Do You Think Of This Dress I Made?

Friends, What Do You Think Of This Dress I Made?

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#9 My Handmade Dresses For Mom And Daughters. Do You Like It?

My Handmade Dresses For Mom And Daughters. Do You Like It?

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#10 I’ve Made My Christmas Party Dress The Last Three Years In A Row. Here They Are

I've Made My Christmas Party Dress The Last Three Years In A Row. Here They Are

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“The only thing that keeps people from being successful at this hobby is that they always need help and advice from others without trying things out for themselves first.” When I start a project, I look at all the hard parts and all the skills I need, and I spend a lot of time researching different techniques to see if I can do things better or more efficiently than I have been. “So, that’s me,” Demi said.

#11 That is my cousin. She used 36 old clothes to make this amazing dress. She has made a lot of cool dresses like this one, all of which were made from old clothes.

This Is My Cousin. She Made This Mesmerizing Dress Using 36 Recycled Clothes. She Has Made Hundreds Of Dresses As Cool As This One, Always From Recycled Clothes

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#12 17th Century-Inspired Gown. The Dress That Almost Killed My Remaining Brain Cells

17th Century-Inspired Gown. The Dress That Almost Killed My Remaining Brain Cells

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#13 I Created A 3-In-1 Wedding Dress For My Best Friend

I Created A 3-In-1 Wedding Dress For My Best Friend

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#14 Dress Made From Over 2000 Pennies

Dress Made From Over 2000 Pennies

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#15 Sewist on Making Expensive Dresses on a Budget. This dress by Teuta Matoshi gave me an idea.

Sewist On Low Budget Recreating Expensive Dresses. I Was Inspired By This Teuta Matoshi Dress

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#16 I Made This Dress. What Do You Think Of The Bodice?

I Made This Dress. What Do You Think Of The Bodice?

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#17 I Made A Dress For My Eldest Daughter Evangeline

I Made A Dress For My Eldest Daughter Evangeline

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#18 I made my friend’s wedding dress, and I finally got pictures back.

I Made My Friend's Wedding Gown And Finally Got Pictures Back

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#19 I Made The Dressing Gown That Bilbo Wears In The First Hobbit Movie

I Made The Dressing Gown That Bilbo Wears In The First Hobbit Movie

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#20 For St. Patrick’s Day, I made my dream dress, and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

I Made My Dream Dress For St Patrick’s Day And I’m So Proud Of How It Turned Out

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#21 I Made My Own Wedding Dress And Veil

I Made My Own Wedding Dress And Veil

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#22 My Friend And I Made This Upcycled Aqua Lace Faerie Dress

My Friend And I Made This Upcycled Aqua Lace Faerie Dress

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#23 I make Princess Belle ball gowns as a hobby. I finally tried my favorite Disney princess.

I Sew For A Hobby, This Is My Princess Belle Ball Gown I Made. She's My Favorite Disney Princess And I Finally Got Up The Gumption To Attempt Her

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#24 Made A Dress For The ‘Gilded Glamour’ Met Gala Theme

Made A Dress For The 'Gilded Glamour' Met Gala Theme

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#25 I Made Sophie Hatter’s Dress From Howl’s Moving Castle

I Made Sophie Hatter's Dress From Howl's Moving Castle

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