We're so excited to share another roundup of incredible dresses, whether you're sewing for a wedding, some other special occasion, or because dressing up every day is a prerequisite to life!
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Laura Hilton (Poppy Dress)
Laura never ceases to amaze us with the glamourous looks she creates! We adore her dreamy Poppy Dress, which would certainly be the perfect choice for any flower girl attire! Poppy is a beginner friendly sew, made into a show stopping dress with the most perfect heirloom fabrics and trims sponsored by Farmhouse Fabrics! The only modification Laura made to this Poppy dress, was adding a bow in the back. She also used our alternative enclosed bodice construction method, which you'll find on our YouTube channel (hint - if you like video tutorials, then please subscribe to our channel!).
This beautiful dress was created with a combination of Swiss cotton organdy, Swiss cotton organdy laces, white English netting, and white broadcloth for lining, all from Farmhouse Fabrics. Their selection of heirloom quality fabrics will ensure you have a garment to treasure forever!
Hanny Huynh (Ivy Dress)
We just love this stunning dress by Hanny! She chose to upcycle an old dress in a colour her daughter loves, and since she didn't have a lot of material to work with, she decided on the Ivy Dress, since it uses the least amount of fabric.
Tip! Hanny recommends using a rotary cutter and cutting mat if you're working with a thing and slippery fabric.
Sugi Prakash (Lily Dress)
Taking inspiration from a dress by Tutudumonde, Sugi created this Lily dress with sequin and embroidered fabrics from Blue Moon Fabrics. We love how a beautiful, fancy fabric just shines with the simplicity of the Lily Dress!
Tip! Sugi recommends that when working with multiple layers of tulle, to make the lining layer as a circle skirt to reduce bulk at the waist.
Wow! We just love this beautiful ballerina style Daisy Dress! Ainsley has always loved the look of bridal gowns with exquisite lace detailing with nude lining to show off the lace, so she used that as her inspiration! To create this look, she used the Daisy Dress bodice (sleeveless) and skirt, then created an underskirt with the Freesia Dress circle skirt.
Fabric: sequined lace (Etsy), lining, tulle, horsehair braid (HHB) (Fabricland)
How lovely is this traditional maxi flower girl dress by Annie! We love how Annie incorporated remnants from making her own wedding dress, along with embossed beaded tulle she bought 15 years ago!! Annie used Iberis as her base, with Honeysuckle sleeves mashed with the Daisy sleeve length and cuff. She lengthened the skirt and added three layers of bridal tulle (Darn Cheap Fabrics).
Tip! When sewing sequined or beaded fabrics, be sure to remove any beads from the seam allowance to prevent breaking lots of needles!
Becky used the Gardenia bodice with Myrtle sleeves to create a stunningly gorgeous vintage babydoll dress for her daughter! To add volume to the skirt, Becky added a double layer Powderpuff pettiskirt created from a soft, white sheet. She found this a very easy project!
Fabric: Bridal satin (Joann), special occasion fabric (Made of Love)
Tip! Becky recommends using French Seams on the sides of the skirt for a nicer finish - since the outer layer is transparent, a serged seam would be visible.
Lucinda Martin (Myrtle)
Inspired by bridesmaid dresses from the 1980s, Lucinda used the Myrtle dress with a modified hi-lo skirt to fulfil her vision! We love the colour she chose, and the combination of satin with organza sleeves.
Tip! Lucinda recommends flipping the lining if using satin underneath transparent fabrics so that you see it through the main sleeve.
Fabric: Mint blue organza and satin (Spotlight)
Stephanie created two lovely dresses for her daughter! First up is this lovely traditional flower girl dress with an open back and lace sleeves. To create this, she combined the bodice and skirt from Iberis, and the short sleeves (no hem) from Jasmine. Such a stunning look! She upcycled various materials for this project, including a lace/crochet tablecloth, tulle and lining from a too-small flower girl dress, and she used Kona cotton for the lining.
For her second look, Stephanie was inspired by Bridgerton/regency era dresses, and did a super easy modification to the Petunia dress by lengthening the skirt! She used a blue satin and butterfly mesh (JoAnn).
Tip! Stephanie recommends keeping a lint roller nearby when working with fabrics that like to shed!
Sarah Guidry Riche (Jasmine)
This little dress might be familiar to some of you, as Sarah made it a year or two ago for her daughter's baptism - but we thought it was still a perfect dress to include in Wedding Week! Sarah wanted to create a classic and timeless dress - she knew she wanted to use embroidered cotton (The Styled Magnolia), and Jasmine was the perfect pattern to go with it!
Tip! Watch your measuring when cutting the skirt to account for the scallops!
Amber Campbell (Buttercup)
And to round out our Wednesday wedding inspiration, we'll leave you with this adorable picture of Amber's newborn boy! He's dressed in "something blue" - a simple Buttercup romper with a store bought collared shirt underneath. Farmhouse Fabrics also provided the 100% cotton fabric for this creation, and we just love it! If you're in need of an outfit for your ring-bearer baby or page boy toddler, then this might be just what you need!
Remember to check in tomorrow morning for more amazing creations! And be sure to stock up on your favorite patterns during our Wedding Week sale! All patterns are 30% off until Sunday, May 1, 2022.