Thursday, June 9, 2011

Phoebe the Flower Girl

So I know I'm a little bit biased, but my daughter pretty much kicked butt as a flower girl.  In my mind I had prepared for nothing but the worst - but that's when she usually surprises me anyways.  We walked down the aisle together, because I knew there was no way to coherence her down by herself - and each handful of tossed petals was met with an enthusiastic "Wheeeeeee!"

Pretty freaking cute - and not bad for a little girl who isn't even two years old yet! 

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So the dress.  Can you believe this entire dress cost me a grand total of $7 to make?  Take that, David's Bridal!  I bought a yard of this fabric from Joann's with a 50% off coupon (originally $14/yard), and the buttons, thread and lining fabric was from my stash.

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I used the Flower Girl Dress pattern (very fitting) from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing.  It was super simple to make, and I finished the entire dress in a single sitting.  I made a little more work for myself by adding a lining to the skirt since my outer fabric was rather sheer (I used a soft old sheet since Phoebe is always complaining about clothes being "too itchy"), but it definitely added to the floofyness of the dress, which earned her more cute points.

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She was quite the dancing machine at the reception.  Glow bracelet - check.  Lollipop - check.
I read over the errata for this dress before starting, so I followed everyone's advice and added buttons to the back of the straps to make it easier to get on and off, but it was still a beast trying to shimmy that tiny little bodice over a squirmy toddler's arms and shoulders.  But once it was on, it fit great and looked darn cute.

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And it was comfortable enough to rock out in - very important!

5 comments:

  1. Phoebe and the dress are both totally darling! So much fun to sew for little girls :)

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  2. Very cute! Good job P and E!

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  3. soooooo cute Em! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love that material you found—and what a deal! She is totally adorable :)

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  5. Congrats to you on the news you just mentioned over on my blog. That's incredible -- less than a 1% chance!? And what a beautiful girl child #1 is!

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