Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Simplicity 2467–Flower Girl Dresses



Here is the pattern Erin selected for the flower girl dresses.  I used the same size for both girls (sisters and cousins of the groom) and just lengthened it for the older girl.

Pattern Description: Child's and girl's dress sewing pattern with neckline and trim variations and jacket.
Sizing: 3 to 14
Instructions: They were easy to follow, with nice diagrams and hints throughout.
Changes:  I added a lining to the dress and an eyelet ruffle on the lining.
eyelet
Also, on the lining I used my lettering on my machine and embroidered the girl’s name onto the lining.  I thought since they were so similar in size and for sisters, this would help the mom know the owner of each dress.
I also added ribbon for a sash, just something a little extra and I thought the big bow in the back would look cute when the flower girls walked down the aisle.
Fabric:  A Michael Miller quilting cotton from Fabric.com (Erin ordered it last summer  so not sure if still available)
Conclusion:  A great pattern, with several seams to help in fitting.  It is easy to construct and looks very cute on the girls.  I was very pleased with my dot matching on this dress in the front bodice.  The first time the dots looked horrible, so very mismatched.  I had enough fabric to recut the center front section.  The other dress is not this good but looks fine for the wedding, plus I had no extra fabric.

Simplicity 2467
Erin and I delivered the dresses to their aunt along with their decorated headbands, which you can see here:

15 comments:

  1. Oh, my stars! Those are the sweetest dresses EVER! Wonderful!

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  2. I can't wait to see pics of the whole bridal party....loving the color scheme! These dresses are so adorable :-)

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  3. Very cute and fresh dresses!

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  4. the colour scheme is fabulous. I love the little eyelet ruffle detail. I have tried to stay away from quilting cottons for clothing (not that I have done much) but seeing your results I think I should give it a go.

    Hope you are having a great time with the wedding festivities :-)

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  5. The dresses are so cute and the colors are so fun! The girls will be adorable. You're amazing!

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  6. I am crazy about the color and print that your daughter chose. The wedding is going to be beautiful. The flower girl dresses are perfect and those little girls (and their mommies....and the bride) are going to love them. Happy Wedding!

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  7. I can't wait to see pictures from the wedding. These flower girl dresses are stunning.

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  8. Congratulations Lori on your fabulous trench winning the contest! I hope that everything goes well with the wedding and that you and your family have a beautiful blessed day celebrating your daughter!

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  9. I am so excited for your family. Can't wait for all of the updates of the weekend! Congratulations Van Manen's! We're thinking of you!

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  10. How funny.... i made a dress just like that in the same fabric for my daughter 6 years ago! It was a Butterick pattern, but its pretty much the same. Our tastes are very similar... must be a Midwestern thing (i'm from Wisconsin).

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  11. THese are just so sweet! Beautifully made.

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