Monday, September 14, 2009

Flower Girl Dress

This is BabyStitches's flowergirl dress for SonStitches's wedding. The dress was bought, then I added the colored fabric to the sash as you see on the right. The color of the fabric is the same color as the bridesmaids' dresses. The cute little flower on the sash was just pinned on like a brooch, so it was easy to remove and sew back on.

This shows the back of the dress, with the bow tied.

And here is BabyStitches wearing her dress, and looking very serious. I'd like to have a photo of her standing, but will have to wait for someone else to send it to me!

I must confess that I needed two tries to get this simple thing right! The photo below shows that my handstitching wasn't very neat. The back looked even worse, with large, uneven, unsightly, maroon stitches marching in two lines down the length of the ties!

So I ripped out my stitches (oh joy) and redid the sash, a lot more carefully this time. As you can see in this last photo, it looks a lot smoother from the front, and the stitches don't show very much in the back. MissesStitches was a lot happier!


  1. I can vouch for the fact that your custom touch to the flowergirl sash was just perfect. And I so wish I had a better picture of her that day, but missed the opportunity.

  2. Thanks for your input, SisterStitches. I'm sure I will get at least(!) one photo of BabyStitches in her dress from the wedding photos.