11.01.2013

flower girl dresses

so i will have lots of wedding stuff to show once i get all the photos organized and such (actually i didn't even get around to take photos of everything i made so i'm hoping the professional photographer did.) i did make the flower girl dresses though; one for my daughter and one for my niece. they both looked so cute all dolled up. i found this fabulous washable silk fabric in teal and purple. they have flecks of accent color in the fabric as well that just looks fantastic. i also found some perfectly matching tulle. i have very limited experience with silk and i had never sewn with tulle before (i made myself a tulle skirt right away to get a feel for the stuff - not so easy to work with i discovered.) the dresses are a fairly simple shape and i added the tulle (which i basically took the skirt pattern piece and flared it out more to cut the tulle pieces.) and i sewed the tulle right into the waistline. the purple bow belt is a separate piece (which was great because alex had practically grown out of the belt by the time the wedding arrived, so she was able to wear it for the ceremony and take it off for the reception.) i think the dresses turned out fabulous and alex might even wear hers to holiday tea as well (since it washed really well and i just have to figure out what to do with the rips in the tulle that appeared post wedding; probably from the fancy dancing alex was doing!)
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