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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