Thursday, August 25

other things i make -- handmade flower girl dresses

you may be wondering what i got up to during my 2 week holiday.... 

some sewing of course!

... a few months back, my lovely neighbour (who also has a wonderful blog you can view here) kindly asked if i would make 3 flower girl dresses for her late august wedding. 

i jumped at the chance to do this girly project, as i up until now, most of the things i make are for the boys in my life. with some spare time during my holiday, i was able to sew to my hearts content, add the finishing touches and hand the dresses over to my very excited neighbour. 

... it was nice to be surrounded and immersed in ribbons, frills, flowers and tulle for a while.

... it was also nice to have a project that required such attention to detail. i especially enjoyed the days when i sat quietly in my sunroom (with many cups of tea) and hand-stitched the finer detailing on the dresses.

2 inch gross grain ribbon was gently hand stitched around each waistband

handmade tulle petticoats to add fullness and pop!

i have never used so many pins ever. 3 layers of tulle
stacked under each other that go round & round & round...

the beautiful toile fabric used for the bodice and contrast trims

fold upon fold... very full skirts with contrast hem

and trim was added to the base of the waistband ribbons


thank you kind neighbour... for allowing me this indulgence in some girly sewing pleasure. 

:: may your wedding day be perfectly beautiful xx


  1. Gosh, you've worked hard but the results are fantastic! You are talented and so professional. Your neighbour must be very very happy with the dresses.
    Something else: I find your ring very beautiful:)

  2. beautiful dresses!! a very lucky neighbour btw! x

  3. oh wow! wish i could sew like that!

  4. Beautiful dresses - what a lovely way to be involved in such an important day. They look amazing!

  5. Gorgeous dresses!! They look fantastic and beautifully made :)

  6. gorgeous dresses, what a lovely thing to do for your neighbour, love all your finishing touches :)

  7. These are gorgeous! Lucky are the little girls who get to wear these:) Cyndy

  8. Aw, I just love your flower girl dresses! What a lovely indulgence for you - I too am used to making 'boys' stuff :/ Love the fabric choice and the end result - makes me want to be a flower girl, hehe :)

  9. Absolutely gorgeous and if possible, I'd love to see photos of the day.

  10. They are gorgeous, and the girls love them - great for twirling. Thanks so much!

  11. Wow..very are such a super talented girl! well done!!! Love your work. xx


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