If you know me at all, or have read more than one post on here, you know I LOVE Pinterest. My sweet friend Angie is getting married to her long term beau this month! YAY!! And she found this gorgeous dress on Pinterest.
It can be bought from “Frills from top 2 bottom” on Etsy for about $80 . Here is the link to her shop.
Angie asked me if I could make her one. I thought “well, why not?” So it became my mission to make a similar dress for Angie as a present.
1. First I drew up a design
2. And found a shirt on a FB For sale page in my area
3. Also, the bride sent me some matching lace from her dress.
4. I then, took a shirt from my son (who is the same age as the flowergirl 3). I took the shirt and traced the front of it on a page of scrapbook paper. This turned into my pattern.
5. I turned the shirt inside out and drew the pattern onto it, pinned it and the lace on the shoulders. I then began sewing.
6. This is where all of that tulle came into play. I used about 8 yards on the front part of the dress. I cut about 1 yd sections. I rolled it from the fold all the way down to the ends. It looked like a long tube of tulle. I then cut the tube every 3 in. The then unrolled the small 3 in sections and cut the strip at 22in. I pinned about 4 rows of tulle and sewed them to the top, one row at a time.
7. Then I cut about 9 in of knit, non roll elastic and sewed it to the top and little pieces of ribbon to hold onto the straps in the back. I then cut more tulle for the dress. These strips were twice as long and double knotted over the elastic. I used about 4 yards for this.
8. I also glued little Rhinestones on the top. So are in the front and others are on the lace straps.
Here are some finished pictures:
I think it turned out really well. I can’t wait to see the pretty little flowergirl in this dress!!! She’s going to be stellar.
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