Instructables | Sandra van de Looij - Kleinendorst

20+ Unique DIY Wedding Dresses That People Actually Made Themselves

I have to be honest that DIY projects are not my strongest suit. But I'm always looking for ways to learn how to make stuff myself a little better.

One of those instances is my wedding. It can get really expensive when it comes to a wedding.

One big expense is definitely the wedding dress. So wouldn't it be fantastic if you could make your own? These ladies did just that and I have to say I'm pretty impressed.

1. Ruffle Me Pretty

A Beautiful Mess

How amazing is this really unique and pretty ruffled dress? I mean, I can't believe this was homemade. It's giving me all the good feels.

2. A Vintage Affair

Trash To Couture

Speaking of pretty ruffles, this is a different take on it. This vintage-inspired dress is actually made out of curtains. What a way to upcycle!

3. Have Fun With It

Corrina Corrina

And if you're as talented as this bride you can make your dress completely from scratch. Come again? Wow, that's so impressive and pretty.

4. Crochet It

Ravelry | Stephanie Klose

Speaking of dresses made from scratch, if crocheting is your thing then this dress inspiration is for you. Made entirely from scratch and so unique.

5. Lace Lover

See Kate Sew

Lace is the perfect fabric for a wedding dress. So how stunning is this lace number? And it can totally be worn again for a different occasion.

6. Fairy Tale Wedding

A Designer Life

For many brides, their wedding is like a fairy tale. So imagine creating a perfect dress to feel like a princess on your wedding day.

7. A Special Touch


Here's another special dress that was definitely made with love. It's even more interesting since it was made out of vintage doilies. How sweet is that?

8. A Love Affair

Gia Canali

And here's another dress with a similar idea of using doilies. This one has a gorgeous pop of green underneath which makes it so earthy.

9. Pop Of Color


Speaking of pops of color, here's a unique way of making a dress all your own. How fun is it to show a little surprise underneath?

10. Laser-Cut

Instructables | Jess17a

If you're feeling really crafty, this idea is just perfect for you. How about going for a laser-cut style dress that will definitely wow the crowd.

11. It's All In The Details

Instagram | @Cory_U

If you don't have time to crochet the entire dress you can still make it stand out with pretty little details like crocheted flowers.

12. Made With Love

Instagram | @addiemariehh

I can't believe this dress isn't store-bought. You could've fooled me for sure. So much talent went into this dress I still can't get over it.

13. Halter Top

Instagram | @madeatmine

There are so many different styles of wedding dresses but the halter top is one of my favorites. It looks so chic and perfect for summer.

14. Overlay It

Instagram | @the_german_edge

Here's a neat idea you can use. Change up the look of your dress by adding a lace, crochet or embroidered overlay on top of it.

15. Non-White Wedding Dress

Instagram | @onebizarreme_cosplay

Who says your wedding dress has to be completely white? Why not go for a subtle color such as this pretty purple to really stand out.

16. Lace Bodice

Instagram | @yellowguinea

There are unique ways to incorporate lace into your wedding dress. I'm really loving this homemade lace bodice that looks so sweet and really pretty.

17. Back Details

Instagram | @ash_photography_nz

Here's another dress that's totally blowing me away. The back detail and those ruffles are giving me a serious case of wedding dress envy here.

18. A Space Oddysey

Instagram | @aklu.mode

This Bristol-based amateur dressmaker definitely knows how to have fun. Not only did she made her own dress but totally had a blast with this photoshoot.

19. A Hard Day's Work

California Wedding Day

Who says you don't have time to make your own wedding dress? This pretty lady crocheted hers on her daily bus commute. What? Amazing!

20. A Stand-Out


Again, not every wedding dress has to be white. This gorgeous gown is giving me all the vintage vibes in such a stunning and colorful way.

21. Ombré Dress

The Dreamstress

The ombré look is everywhere. So it's no surprise that it's being used to treat a wedding dress in such a unique way. This is so bold.

22. No Pain No Gain

Instructables | Sandra van de Looij - Kleinendorst

So if you wondering what goes into making a dress from scratch now you know. It's painstakingly hard but so worth it in the end.

All these DIY dresses are so beautiful.

It's hard to believe they were homemade. I wish I had such mad sewing skills because I really want a truly unique dress.

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