DIY

How to Make a Wedding Dress with Monique Sandoval

Monique Sandoval made her wedding dress the night before her big day.

She sewed up the gown, which she describes as Mexican bohemian, with her step-grandmother, who taught her to use a needle and thread. She remembers the late night fondly. With antique crocheted fabric Sandoval found on Etsy and silk tulle, she completed the one-shoulder frock just hours before her Halloween ceremony at The Icehouse.

That was about three years ago. The marital bliss has endured -- and so has the dressmaking.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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