Friday, June 8, 2012

Flower Girl Dresses

I love making sundresses for my girls. Sundresses look amazing and can be wore for special occasions or just to go to the pool. They are also quick to sew and only use 1 to 1.5 yards of fabric depending on the size of the child.
Here is the peace sign dress, with flowers, and VW vans all over it.
The design on this dress is hard to see but it is Barbie in hot pink.
I used the flower girl dress pattern in the Weekend Sewing Book by Heather Ross. I adore this pattern because there are no zippers, buttons or any closures to install. Just fab fabric and thread! My girls grew out of the sizes in the book, 2T-5. So I took a shirt they could each wear and drafted a bodice for their sizes, 6 and 8. I have linked the PDF of the bodice. The skirt is a rectangle and so are the straps. For the skirt, I just used the width of the fabric 45" and the length being how long you want your dress to be. You really should get Heather Ross's book, Weekend Sewing to see how to construct this cute flower girl dress and more amazing patterns. It is truly one of my favorite sewing books of all time!
Best wishes and tons of stitches!

3 comments:

Diya said...

Cute !! and those heart shaped pink eye shades are going very well!!

kennady said...

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Nancy said...

WOW you did a great job on those dresses! I'm very impressed!
I think your dresses are similar to www.blacknbianco.com , but I think your material and designs might be a little better!