Wedding DIY: Make your own bridesmaid dresses!

Struggling to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses? Why not make your own?!

Wedding DIY: Make your own bridesmaid dresses!
How cute is this bridesmaid dress?!

Looking for a completely unique bridesmaid dress? Know someone who’s nifty with a sewing machine?

Get creative and sew your bridesmaids bespoke dresses they will cherish forever thanks to this easy-sew dress pattern from Simply Sewing magazine.

Forget trawling the high street for that dresses that match your colour scheme, make one yourself and you can choose. High street fabrics shops have such an abundance of colours and textures to choose from, it wont take you long to find the perfect one.

It’s easy to make, too. By measuring your bridesmaids individually, you can be sure of a perfect fit around the bust and waist. This pattern comes in sizes 6-20 and is great for beginners with no fiddly pockets or collars to contend with.

New to sewing? There's some handy sewing tips here that might help.

Pretty neckline pleats, a fitted bodice and a full skirt creates a flattering silhouette that suits all dress sizes (and allows plenty of movement for throwing some shapes on the dancefloor!)

Get this dress pattern (in sizes 6-20) free with Simply Sewing issue 15 – on sale now. Find your copy in major supermarkets, WHSmith, Marks & Spencer and Hobbycraft. Or buy online at

Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for makers who sew, or would like to start sewing. Its contemporary look and feel, fresh attitude and ideas, beautiful photography and inspiring projects will have you behind the sewing machine from the get-go!





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