Special Dresses for a Special Day

Our baby daughter got married on Saturday and it was quite an event!  She was our fourth and last child to marry and so the excitement was quite high.  Everyone was dressed up nicely of course, and I really wanted the littles to look just as spify as the grown ups.  So I set out on a mission.  This post contains affiliate links.  wedding

The boys got the standard white shirt and black tie.  No sewing for this grandma.  I was able to locate the shirts and ties on line for a very good price and decided to go for it.  I don’t think they minded that I did not sew for them.  Because the bride had a bit of tulle in her dress I thought it would be fun to give the little girls some tulle as well.  As you know from following us M LOVES pink.  And sparkles.  Not to hard to pick her fabric.  Our littlest granddaughter has no preference for color or fabric and her parents were more than pleased to have grandma supply a garment for her to wear.  wedding dresses   I started with the Savannah Pleated Party Dress from Peek-a-B00 Patterns.  We had used this dress previously HERE.  It’s a great basic dress and allows for a full lining.  The dresses are an organza sparkle with a soft crepe lining.   I sandwiched a layer of tulle between the organza and the crepe in the skirt.  The construction on each dress is slightly different.  The pink has the tulle straight up between the skirt layers.  The violet dress is smaller and after adding the tulle I realized I had not made it short enough, but I liked the effect of the tulle peaking out from under the organza so I decided to leave it that way.

wedding dresses backThe back closes with three small buttons and a ribbon sash completes the look.  The overall look was a success.  It is fall in Minnesota and although the weather was beautiful on this day, we added tights and a cardigan for a little extra warmth.  The girls had the sweaters on and off.  Removable clothing is so nice for toddlers and pre-schoolers.  As it turned out, it reached almost 60 degrees Saturday and the sun was shining all day.  A beautiful way to begin a life together for two beautiful young adults.  Sewing for special occasions can be fun and also stressful.  I think this project turned out well.  How is your special occasion sewing going?  Getting geared up for the holidays?  Any events coming up that you are sewing for?

Happy Sewing, Donna

Pattern: Savannah Pleated Party Dress (affiliate)

Fabric: Jo-Ann Fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Rachel October 16, 2014, 3:40 pm

    Pretty dresses for a special day.

  • Amy Mayen October 16, 2014, 5:07 pm

    Congrats on the wedding! The dresses are gorgeous. I’m nostalgic for a wedding now!!

  • Pam @Threading My Way October 16, 2014, 5:57 pm

    Two ADORABLE little dresses, Donna!!! I also like the effect of the tulle peeking out.

  • Cindy October 21, 2014, 11:18 am

    Congrats to your daughter and her new husband as they begin their new life together!

    The dresses are so pretty…perfect for a wedding!

    I was thinking I might be sewing a dress for the Homecoming dance but K decided she’d rather have a store bought one. I would have loved to have sewn it but since I only had a couple of weeks notice, going shopping was definitely less stressful!;)

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