Custom Bridal: Design The Perfect Gown For You Premium class

Desiree Hartsock, Bridal Designer

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8 Videos (33m)
    • Trailer

    • Developing Your Moodboard

    • Cutting Images for Your Moodboard

    • Questions to Keep in Mind

    • Characteristics of Various Fits

    • Choosing Fabrics for Your Gown

    • Adding Details to Your Gown

    • Placing Details on Your Gown


About This Class


Whether you've dreamed of this day your whole life, or are just starting to wonder what to show up in on your wedding day, this class will walk you through a simple, straightforward approach for coming up with a bridal gown style you'll fall head over heels in love with.

I've been designing custom bridal gowns and styling soon-to-be brides for 8+ years and in this class I'll share my tips and tricks for designing the ideal dress for you. We'll start with how to source inspiration that you can translate into a design perfectly-suited to you. I'll present different fits, fabrics, and details so you can begin to mood board and sketch an image of your ideal gown - an image you can bring to a bridal designer or store to easily communicate the look you're going for.


What You'll Learn

  • Gathering Inspiration. We'll cover where to look for styles, images and fabrics to inspire the look you want.
  • Knowing Your Fit. We'll walk through the various shapes, necklines and sleeves to consider when determining what will fit you best.
  • Choosing Your Fabric. Satin? Tulle? Chiffon? We'll talk about key fabrics and the benefits and downsides of each to consider. 
  • Defining Your Details. We'll cover the spectrum of detailing, from lace to beading and how you can add your point of view while keeping your dress timeless.

What You'll Do

This class is project-based which means you'll be able to follow along with my lessons to create a mood board for your bridal gown to share with your classmates for feedback. You will be able to communicate exactly how you envision your look for the big day. For anyone inclined, I encourage you to sketch your ideal gown, too!


5 of 6 students recommendSee All

This is a very helpful class for people like me who are about to get married, especially for women like me who aren't knowledgeable about wedding gown styles. I found the ideas presented helpful in getting me started with my own board.
Quick and Easy! This class helps you hon in on your style for your wedding gown with good tips and helpful suggestions to think about on your wedding day! I would recommend this to any one who is at the beginning of there wedding dress search or some one who is looking to work specifically with a bridal designer.





Desiree Hartsock

Bridal Designer

I'm best known for my season on ABC's The Bachelorette, where I met my fiancé Chris Siegfried, but aside from the cameras I'm also an accomplished designer  and bridal enthusiast. I grew up in Colorado where my love for art and design was first established. After high school I packed my bags and moved to California to attend The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where I graduated in 2006 with a degree in Fashion Design. While in school my passion for design in the bridal industry continued to grow which later led me to become a bridal stylist at various bridal salons. My work as a designer for a plus-size women's contemporary brand also gave me the knowledge and experience needed to understand the importance of quality and fit to flatter every shape. That passion is shown in every custom dress I create and will be showcased in bridal and jewelry collections to come.