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Completed Project: New Look 6205 Flower Girl’s Dress

October 8, 2014

My oh my, it’s been a while since I blogged!  I’ve got quite a few unblogged makes in the queue to share, and this one is the first as I made it in early-mid August for my sister-in-law’s wedding.

My sister-in-law had three flower girls and one adult bridesmaid, but lucky for me, I only had to sew my daughter’s dress because we live so far away from the others, so the groom’s mother sewed the other two flower girl dresses.  This was a bit of a relief to be honest because having two preschool children during the summer holidays makes it a bit difficult finding the time to sew!

We used New Look 6205, which I used for the yellow polka-dot georgette dress and the Lickswishy Sweets dress, so I knew exactly what I was doing with it.  The fabric we chose was from Abakhan – an ivory crepe-backed satin, a standard white polyester dress lining and some lovely white tulle.

The sewing of this dress was quite a while ago now, so I won’t go into laborious detail, except to say that we fully lined the dresses instead of lining just the bodice, and we inserted two layers of tulle between the lining and the main fabric to give a bit of extra body, and we hand stitched the neckline and the hemline for a neat finish.  We used a wide satin ribbon sash as a belt, anchored at the side seams and into the back, and then made a separate bow to attach at centre back.

The results are quite lovely – I will leave you with some photos.

Three flower girls - my daughter on the right

Three flower girls – my daughter on the right

My gorgeous girly

My gorgeous girly

Windswept

Windswept

You can just about see the back of the dress here

You can just about see the back of the dress here

Indoors lighting

Indoors lighting

My daughter and the bride

My daughter and the bride

A better view of the back

A better view of the back

I didn't make this, but Baba Tweedie is looking so handsome, it wouldn't be right to leave him out.

I didn’t make this, but Baba Tweedie is looking so handsome, it wouldn’t be right to leave him out.

On the dancefloor with me in the background!

On the dancefloor with me in the background!

 

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2014 4:45 pm

    So adorable! Beautiful little girls in their matching dresses. You can’t tell the dresses apart!
    And wow, the brides dress!!!!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 9, 2014 9:31 am

      Yes, my sister in law’s dress was beautiful!

  2. stitchedupsam permalink
    October 8, 2014 6:08 pm

    Gorgeous! The little ones look perfect, and the bride’s dress looks as if it was amazing!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 9, 2014 9:32 am

      It was. It was her favourite colour and it really suited her.

  3. October 8, 2014 10:01 pm

    Those dresses are adorable! I’ve been waiting for that pattern to come to my local store but it’s always sold out when I go.
    Baba Tweedie looks so cute in his wee vest! And I love the dress you’re wearing.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 9, 2014 9:33 am

      Thanks. Maybe you could order the pattern online, I’d recommend it. It’s a lovely design.

  4. bimbleandpimble permalink
    October 9, 2014 8:07 am

    Oh wow! These are too adorable!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 9, 2014 9:34 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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