How to Make Your Own Kawaii Decoden Wedding Dress
This year we are so excited to announce that we are the official sponsors for the Weird and Wonderful Wedding World which now in its second year it set to be one of the best alternative wedding fairs in the South West. Last year the show turned out to be a huge hit with brides looking for something a bit different. If you are looking for an wedding event you can go along to where you can get dressed up, enjoy a cocktail or two and experience some amazing entertainment then this show is for you!
As some of you will already know we were also present for this years Willy Wonka styled shoot at @Bristol and it is safe to say we fell in love with the whole theme, not to mention the wedding dress that founder Emily had created all by herself. Our readers also raved about it so when Emily told us she wanted to share the wedding dress DIY we couldnt wait to show you.
Well the waiting is over guys here is Emily with her amazing
You will need: Faux Leather Corset – We bought ours on eBay // Tulle Skirt – We got three of these in white and mint// One wide belt, one thin belt – We got ours from a charity shop// Decoden Big Feast Beads// All Purpose Glue// Scissors
Before your start: Layer the skirts in the correct colour order. Each skirt is made to be worn on it’s own and therefore has a petticoat underneath. I left it on the bottom white one and roughly cut the layers from the top two so the tulle would sit better on top of each layer. For a fuller effect you could layer many skirts but it may become bulk around the waist. If you own a sewing machine you could sew each layer together and remove the waistband from each layer but there isn’t any need for three layers.
Step 1: Choose a mixture of decoden sweetie and pearlescent beads
Step 2: Roughly lay these out along the top of the bodice.
Step 3: Blob glue along small sections of the top rim of the bodice (or where ever you want to decorate) and place the beads in the desired pattern. Don’t glue the whole way along as the glue will dry before you reach the end.
Step 4: Work your way along in two inch sections to be sure the glue doesn’t dry out. That’s your top half complete.
Step 5: Repeat on the other side of your bodice.
Step 6: Take both belts. Cut bottom wider belt to length if needed.
Step 7: Glue the thin one on top of the wider belt in the centre. Press down firmly and wait to dry.
Step 8: Follow step two. Work from one end and glue two inch sections as you decorate. Sporadically place a mixture of pearlescent beads and candy beads.
Step 9: Leave to dry for 24 hours and then assemble.
Alternatively you can head on over to Emily;s Youtube channel to watch her ‘How To’ video.
Also dont forget to check out this years Weird and Wonderful Wedding Magazine which is jam packed with great advice and ideas from this years suppliers as well as a cheeky little DIY of ours in there…
By Emily Fisher
28 pages, published 3/10/2014
Much Bespoke Love