Do you all remember those bridesmaid dresses that I was working on last month? Well, I am finally getting around to posting them on here. I was very happy with the way that they turned out and the girls were also happy with them.
For this particular wedding the bride had her sisters as bridesmaids - which I think is great, I did the same thing years ago when I was married. But she was super nice and told them what her colors were and then let them pick out what kind of dress each girl wanted in one of her colors. I did not do that! But that did make it a little bit hard for me because I got 3 different dresses to sew.
This next one I was a little bit worried about. It was a create as you go dress and I have never sewn one of those before. But I had already told them I would do it, so I just figured it out as I went. And it was SO much FUN! I added the straps because she is kind of flat chested and was worried that it would not stay up. You got to love teenagers! lol! This is my picture of it before I took it over to have her see it. But the ruffles/bunches, whatever you want to call them really just complete the look and are super fun. My daughter now wants me to make a party dress for her like this . . . and it is just so cute that I might have to!
My picture of her is not that good but she was really into this guy there, and flirting and all that fun stuff and I did not want to keep bothering her for a good picture. But she loved it, as did all of her sisters - she has 4 like me! They just thought it was to die for.
This story does have a little bit of a sad part to it. I am not all that when it comes to sewing. Sometimes I like to think that I am, but then something like this happens and I realize that I am not. There was another sister was I was sewing for, and we had this great dress in pale yellow with blue netting peeking out from the bottom. It had vertical gathers across the bust and then horizontal gathers at the waist and them the skirt. I am not sure if it was the pattern, the fabric or me, but we could not get it to lay flat at her tummy. Now all these girls are pretty much size next to nothing, and have no tummy. This girl was 19, and thin, thin. But the dress would not lay flat! It kept making her look like she was pregnant and just showing. Then there were also some zipper issues, but we ended up scrapping the whole dress. I felt terrible, because she was the one who came over and helped me cut and pin and everything. She ended up having to go and buy her dress, but she looked super cute like the rest of her sisters.
This family was a little bit last minute about these - I was given the stuff 3 weeks before the wedding, and so I was kind of in a sewing frenzy for a while. I enjoyed it, but now I think that I am going to take a break with clothes and sew some quilts or maybe a bag or two. I hope that you all are having a great day!