Bridal fabric

Hello everyone,

I managed to find a bargain designer wedding dress in a charity shop last week. It's a little bit tatty and the tulle is damaged but looks easy to remove.

I would love to find fabric like the one on this dress but I don't really know what it would be called or where to start. Would it be an embroidered tulle? Any idea how much it would be to buy? I'm not expecting it to be cheap but i'd only need the top layer in this fabric and it's cheaper than the £1900 dress I fell in love with in the shop!

I have someone who is a seamstress who is going to help but i'm not seeing her for a while so wanted to get looking before I see her.


Thanks in advance
Current debt: M&S £0(£2K) , Tesco £0 (£1.5K), Car loan 6K (paid off!) Barclaycard £1.5K (interest free for 18 months)


  • Chris25
    Chris25 Posts: 12,918 Forumite
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    Hi southoftheriver - the dress is gorgeous :)

    I think your best bet is to go to a fabric shop to get a better idea of what the fabric is like up close.

    Or, could you look around a few bridal shops and ask them what it is when you find something similar? You don't need to tell them you'll be getting someone to make yours.
  • Violetta_2
    Violetta_2 Posts: 3,588 Forumite
    Might be worth asking on the Weddings & Anniversaries section, they are real experts & very helpful & friendly
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