I sewed my own wedding dress because I figured I'd never find a dress in my size (US 24) on the rack, appropriate for a 39-yo bride, at a price I could afford. I made it out of white satin, and the sleeves were lace. The yoke was lace underlined with satin. The whole thing cost me $60 for fabric, and I already had the pattern. I made my own veil and all the bouquets, and I told Mr. Sirius that if I ever have it to do again I'm eloping, because that was so much work. He wore a black suit, a black silk shirt, and a white bow tie.