After a month of the most precise steaming, cutting, sewing and measuring.. the flowergirl dresses for my best friends wedding were complete!
Also - apologies in advance for the picture heavy post - These girls were just too cute not to include the snaps!
I used the pattern - Vogue V7819.
|View A was used.|
The dress construction ended up being very simple. Huge rectangle pieces gathered at the waist (I had pre-tacked tulle to these pieces) and then a three piece bodice. No darts, obviously for the little girls, made for easy sewing. Then repeated again for the lining, with a slimmer lining skirt.
|The little girls, our dress, and the wedding dress in a row..|
The measurements were way off on the pattern envelope, which is not unusual for a big 4 pattern, and I ended up needing to place each of the girls measurements against the flat pattern to pick a size, and then sewed a straight size 2 & 3, with the lengths varying for each of their heights.
|Daisy, Tatum and Josie - so sweet.|
I added a sash around the waist, to hide the gathered seam-line. Just plain ribbon. The pattern included a sash piece, however, it was quite bulky and didn't look as neat as just the piece of satin ribbon.
|The girls showing off their sweet little shoes... sparkly gold.|
The dresses took me far longer than they should have, considering they are such a simple sew up! But it is the whole 'selfless sewing' part that means it takes so much longer to finish something... And I was a bit anal in getting construction right...
But I did have some help from Megs and Heli - my sister and mother. We ended up having a constuction line going with Megs pining, me sewing and Heli pressing - very efficient!
|Hugs for the new BFF's...|
|Group hugs.. X|
|Happy little ladies - enjoying their day!|
|They loved wearing white with the Bride!|
|Daisy lost her Sash before the walk down the aisle commenced!|
Another wonderful wedding - and I am so happy to have been able to contribute! The little girls loved their dresses!
Pattern: Vogue V8719
Size: 1 x size 2 & length 3, 1 x size 2 & length 2 and 1 x size 3 & length 4.
Fabric: Silk Taffeta, bridal tulle and Bemberg silk lining. Waist sash is satin ribbon.
Cost: For the pattern and fabric, a bargain of $145-.
And of course - the dashing bride and groom enjoyed their day. Looking beautiful and having an amazing time. Their next chapter will be exciting and after 11 years together, married life will be a breeze!
|Congratulations Mr and Mrs Wright!|