I recently told a group of friends that my dining room table was covered with Pink Fluffy Stuff. Translated that means I have been working on a bridesmaid dress. It is pink. It was fun to make. The young lady I made it for loved it. Win-Win!!
This is the pile of ‘pink fluff’ I started with. Sheer, thin, poly.
This is the dress that was made for another wedding a couple years ago. I know it looks white but it is really cream. For the pink one we went with a different ruffle look – more like the pattern than this version. She also didn’t want the ruffle on the sleeve.
So I suggested some scallops.
I just printed some ovals one right next to the other in a whole string, cut it out and used it as my guide at the bottom of the sleeve.
I cut 2 sleeves for each side, both out of the sheer fabric. I sewed the two pieces, right sides together, along the scalloped edge. I used pinking shears to trim the edge, and clipped each point of the scallops almost to the stitching. Turned and pressed then sewed up seam. You can find a tutorial for sewing a sleeve together this way here.
Finished bodice. I added the center piece for modesty 🙂
And on the lovely gal it was made for!
Center scrunchy piece I made out of just the heavier underlining fabric. I liked the look of that piece being a little different from the rest of the dress.
Back waist. Invisible zipper closure.
Back neck. Invisible zipper tab. Hook and a thread eye.
I hope I get to see some pics of the wedding – it is in Sunny California!
What color did your bridesmaids wear? Did you make their dresses? Have them custom made? Or did you find what you wanted at the bridal shoppe?
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Oh Jenni! so beautiful. awesome work Jill!
Mrs. K says
My bridesmaid wore the weirdest, most unmatchable, yet very pretty deep teal. We found the dresses at the JCPenney Outlet in C’Bus for $10 each and decided they would do. :o) Not vogue or couture in the least bit. But we’re still married so I guess it wasn’t all that awful :o)
Love that dress & the details, especially the scalloped sleeves.
That dress is absolutely stunning. I loved the close ups so I could appreciate all the detail you put into this. It’s perfect, absolutely perfect. Job well done!
Pam @ Simple Details says
What beautiful work, Jill! She looks stunning in it, too! Hope we get to see pics of the wedding!
I honestly cannot even imagine having that kind of talent and skill on a sewing machine. I’m totally in awe.
must love junk says
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LOVE IT!! My bridesmaids dresses were pink with a silver thread woven in. I always regretted the fact that I didn’t make myself a dress out of the same material..
Beautiful…stunning…gorgeous….love love love the pattern! Wonder if it could be made as a casual dress? And it’s awesome that someone nominated u for something…u def could win! Thx for sharing!
Dear Helen Hartman says
That was delicious. That’s the only word I can think of. That dress is like a total treat. You are so talented. I’ve enjoyed my visit to your blog.
Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!