Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Flower Girl Dress for the Baby

Lately, if I have a free second, all I've been doing is looking at sewing blogs.  More specifically, children's clothing sewing blogs.  I haven't used my sewing machine much lately, or much this year at all.  It makes me sad.  I have a big bag of my old clothes to turn into clothes for my girls.  I have a lot of fabric too, waiting to serve its purpose-if I ever find the time.  Time is part of the reason, the other reason is that I just need a new sewing machine.

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to make an article of clothing a month.  I do actually think I have stuck with it- I just then don't have the time to get around to photographing and posting the pieces I've made.  I was going through my photos and came across this dress that I did make for the baby to be a flower girl at our friends' wedding.  When a pressing need arises, I can always find time to sew (mostly late late night though).

The wedding invitations had shades of raspberry and a firefly on them (possibly a dandelion)- all I know is as soon as I found out we were bringing the flower girl, I knew the perfect fabric for the dress. I don't know why, but I'm loving yellow and grey lately!  I bought some lace with a little bit of sparkle at JoAnn fabrics to make the dress a bit more fancy:
I thought the sash added a nice bit of contrast, don't you?
Surprisingly, this little girl actually cooperated and walked down the aisle with the flowers, except, she didn't really throw them out.
That is, until later:
Being a flower girl (and the star dancer) is really exhausting:
She is growing up too fast!
Pattern for the dress: adapted from Bananafana Tea Party Twirl


  1. Wow such wonderful outfits. It hangs down to below the knee and has spaghetti straps. Although it is not a dedicated flower girl dress, it fits the occasion perfectly.

  2. I would love to know where the flower girl dress came from! It would be absolutely perfect for our wedding. Gorgeous wedding overall

  3. Flower girls bring smiles to your wedding party and guests. The flower girl, usually an adorable little lady aged three to eight, proceeds down the aisle before the bride, carrying flowers or scattering rose petals along the bridal path.

  4. Your flower girl may be the smallest member of your bridal party, but there’s no reason she can’t make a big statement. With a little careful planning, your flower girl can be comfortable, cute, and stylish.

  5. The flower Girl dress is looking cute for the small girl. I am sure that girl comfortable with the dress. But the flower girl dress are not attractive. In order to search the nearby dress vendors, the wedding app is free will come handy for the wedding shopping people.

  6. wow.... its very nice dress and this dress girl looking in so cute, i like this dress

  7. Cute and pretty flower girl dress and looking good on baby. Stylish flower girl dresses can make a special moment more memorable as flower girls enhance the beauty of bride.