Here at Wendy Makin we are a little bit unique. On top of having a huge selection of Australian made gowns ready for you to order, we also offer you the ability to make a custom gown! As our designer and seamstresses all operate together under one little roof, we have the expertise to make something truly original for your special day! We work from the fabrics and patterns we have, to make something perfect just for you! From swapping a lace, to changing a neckline, or even melding two dresses together, there’s so much you can do. So today on the blog we thought we’d share with you some of the awesome changes our brides have made!
Angela with a detachable box pleat. This creation, based off the Angela dress, extended the skirt at the back and incorporated a detachable box pleat, which gave the skirt volume and width. The skirt would then be removed for a more sleek look for the reception.
Ellie 2.0 midi with a detachable skirt. This design, based of the Ellie 2.0 gown, featured a entirely detachable silk skirt, with an Ellie style mid length gown underneath. It was also customised to have shoulder straps and a key hole back. Again, the bride could detach the skirt after the ceremony so she could boogie down late into the night!
Britt and Esther combination. This design was created using the lace of Esther and the satin of Britt, but featured a V-neck, and a smaller train (as on Britt). Changes to the neckline like this can be easily done and are very popular. So remember, if you like the dress but not the neckline, don’t forget to ask if it can be altered!
Kate and jacket. This customisation was simply the addition of an off the shoulder jacket made of lace (with a lace scollop hem) to complement the Kate gown. This addition is especially popular in winter, or to just add something a little extra for the reception.
So there you have it! We hope you’ve been inspired! If you’re looking for something a little bit different, come see us! We’d love to make something special just for you.
To make an appointment call the Wendy Makin team on (07)3823 0100. Or if you don’t live in Brisbane, check out or stockist list here.
Words by: Samara Flynn