Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lavender Eyelet Flower Girl Dresses


Today, my girls had the privilege of being involved in a special wedding. I made three dresses using the Cottage Mama’s Party Dress tutorial.
062 The bride’s sister-in-law made very sweet baskets full of real and faux flowers.

As the dress was eyelet, I lined the entire garment for modesty.  The rhinestone flowers are from fleuriste’s Etsy shop. The addition of the flower gives the garment sort of a “boutique touch.”

I made one dress in size 5, another in size 7 and size 8.  Over six yards of eyelet was involved and took up most of this pew.

Lots of covered buttons.
A few bubbles.


Today, was one of those “that’s why I sew days.”
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20 comments:

  1. Oh my--you had me at the title! These are absolutely stunning. Your sewing is so professional; I'm sure the bride was thrilled. Great job!

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  2. Gorgeous - both the dresses and the girls. Funny, you just made my day into one of those 'I so wish I did sew' days.

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  3. 3 dresses ! wow, i'm impressed ! that must have kept you busy for a bit of time :) they turned out lovely... the flower girl in my wedding was a handmade dress from white eyelet, so i'm a huge fan of eyelet :)

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  4. I remember making dresses for my daughter when she was young. These are gorgeous!!

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  5. KJ, the girls and the dresses are beautiful! I'm so glad you have good pictures of this for posterity.

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  6. Hi KJ..the lilac is lovely..it is my new discovery in colours..the whole purple range of shades. I went to an 80th birthday yesterday which featured lilac too and it was beautiful as well. Your dressmaking skills are outstanding, the covered buttons really make the backs so professional looking and the kids are sweet.

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  7. What a lot of hard work, but the results are definitely worth it. Lucky bride having you and your skills because the dresses are beautiful and could easily revival anything from a top quality dressmaker. I imagine your lovely girls made a very pleasing addition to the wedding - my girl is desperate to be a bridesmaid.

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  8. Wow! You used eyelet for the dresses!!
    Well I must say the girls are gorgeous and I am sure they were pretty excited to be bridesmaids :) The dresses are beautiful and the sash with the lovely flowers is a fabulous touch! I love the pattern you used and am feeling a bit sorry that Eva will not wear dresses like this anymore :/

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  9. so cute! love the flower touch as well and the detail with the matching buttons. Isnt it great when a project comes together? well done!

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  10. How sweet are those dresses! Eyelet fabric is a personal favourite, and those covered buttons are lovely!

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  11. I've been anxious to see this post ever since you talked about making flower girl dresses. The girls and the dresses are soooo beautiful! Well done.

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  12. The dresses turned out so well! I love all the details you included. Yes, these are the moments we sew for. They will remember those dresses their whole lives.

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  13. Your work with the eyelet turned out so well! The girls look stunning, KJ! My question is how do you find the time to do all this and work and be a mom? You're just amazing, I guess! :)

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  14. So darling! I love the eyelet.

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  15. The eyelet dresses are lovely and I like that they could be used for other occasions. It would be perfect for an Easter dress.

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  16. Pretty as a princess! Perfect for a wedding day! And I think the photo booth you made was way cool. How much fun they must have had in the make believe castle/fort. I would have so enjoyed that as a kid. You are created magic moments for your children that will live on with them for the rest of their lives. They are blessed to have you as their mama ;-)

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  17. These are just beautiful, KJ. Fantastic sewing. I love the eyelet fabric for this dress. What a proud sewing moment for you :)

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  18. Complete sweetness!! You should be very proud of yourself...I remember being in a wedding with dresses that color when I was as young as the middle one.

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  19. Perfect in every way! Nice job!!

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  20. I would like to have this dress made for the flower girls for my daughter's wedding. Where did you find the fabric?

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