Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Flower Girl Dress with Stitched in Keepsake Pendant

Sewing flower girl bridesmaid dress burda dress pattern Flowergirl

I was asked to make a flower girl dress a while back in ivory and sage green. I was given two weeks to make it, brief instructions as to what it was to look like, as well as a bag of satin and lace. The dress needed to look like a mini version of the bridesmaids dresses, but there wasn't a pattern available for a tween girl that was exactly what they were after so I ended up using the Burda 9697 dress pattern and altering it.

Sewing flower girl bridesmaid dress burda dress pattern Flowergirl

The skirt was cut on the bias and it had to be left for a week to hang and allow the satin fabric to drop. Unfortunately due to the quality of the fabric given to me it ended up dropping 3 times after I had hemmed it! Several times I had to arrange fittings with a very patient young girl and her mother and re-sew where it needed it. Next time I will have to make sure that I get more than two weeks notice so I am not madly running around with scissors and a tape measure. LOL

Sewing flower girl bridesmaid dress burda dress pattern Flowergirl

The lace overlay was hand stitched in place around the waist as was the satin bow. I stitched a pendant on the bow that could be removed when the wedding was over so the young girl could have it as a keepsake after the big day when the dress would no longer fit.
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  1. Wow this is gorgeous, you are so clever

    Hugs jackie x

  2. Absolutely stunning, such beautiful work luv sue x

  3. First, let me say, "Hi!" I'm trying to meet some new bloggers in the sewing world.

    Second, love the idea to have the bow detachable so it can be a keepsake!

  4. What an absolutely lovely idea, SewDelish! I adore the notion HA! of a keepsake that can be worn after a special event. Genius!


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