It’s Wednesday again, and you know what that means: wedding DIY! If you don’t like this series, don’t worry, there are only two more left. ;)
All of the photos in this post were taken by our wonderful professional photographers, Chrystal + Lucas Photography, with the exception of the second to last one, which was taken by my sister.
Before I launch into it, I just wanted to thank you guys for all of your very sweet comments on my BurdaStyle skirt that I made for the Great Pattern Review Sewing Bee. When I found out on Sunday that I wasn’t chosen to advance to round 2, I was very disappointed and a little POed (Now feeling a bit sheepish for this, but I really thought my skirt was at least good enough to be in the top 56). But, that boil has relaxed into a simmer and the only thing bothering me now is that I will never know what the judges thought was wrong with it. Soon that shall pass as well.
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OK, back to the weddingness of it all.
When we got engaged, I knew immediately that I really wanted my niece and nephew to be flower girl and ring bearer. I also knew that could be tricky, since my niece would only be 2 (and change) on our wedding day. My sister warned me that kids don’t always do what you want them to… That’s part of the charm of having them in your wedding! Riiiiight?
I also decided early on into our engagement that I would not be making my wedding gown, because I would just stress myself out too much. Turned out that was an A-OK decision because I found the perfect dress at the local bridal salon.
So, in lieu of making MY dress, I decided I must make the flower girl’s and it had to be totally poofy cupcake city.
In steps Vogue 7819, AKA the fanciest dress I may ever make.
This dress has six, count ‘em, SIX layers of skirt. I picked up all of the fabric from JoAnn, so I could color match in person, and ordered the waistline trim from Fabric Mart. Here are the layers from the outside in:
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