Post # 1
Long story short, I have three flower girls (two nieces who it would make the world to and one niece on Fiance side to keep things even…not sure if she cares but she likes pretty dresses so it works) and I’m completely cool with it. I love the idea of three flower girls.
The only problem is getting everyone together to go dress shopping. It’s about 30 miles north of frustrating and I’m concerned about the timeline since now (around Easter) is the time to get the color that I’m looking for (kind of a muted pale green).
Future Sister-In-Law canceled and rescheduled for next Tuesday which is fine with my sister, but now Mom can’t make it because that’s the her donating blood night. The weekends don’t work because sister has football practice all day. And it’s dodgy with SIL because she has four kids and it’s hard to get out. Also, we’re buying a house, I’m finishing up a show I’m in and have auditions for a show I’m directing next week. Busy, busy.
But I think that getting everyone together for shopping could be fun and give them a chance to meet and play.
Anyway, now I’m thinking of doing something more simple and not doing the green just in case, and I’m kind of liking that idea anyway. I just found these and they’re just darling:
(Note the sash. *mild squeal*)
They’re also $164. My Dad is an excellent tailor and I’m betting he could make these.
SO, should I just say “this is the dress, send me your measurements” and hope that Dad can reproduce it? Does anyone know where I can find a pattern like this? It’s just too cute.
Or should I just jumble around everyone’s schedules, get everyone together, and hope I find something like this?
Post # 3
It seems like the easiest thing to reschedule would be your mom’s giving blood night. Do you think she would do it? When I was little my aunt made everyone’s dresses for the wedding and it ended up being a nightmare between changing sizes and incorrect measurements and cost of materials.
Post # 4
That dress looks insanely easy to me!
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Post # 5
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that dress is adorable! I would move forward with the dress and get everyone together another time
Post # 6
1) I don’t know how old these girls are, but their sizes might change between now and November. I’m just now getting the flower girl dress for FI’s cousin because she’s 4 and growing like a weed.
2) I think you have plenty of time to shop for dresses, although I understand what you’re saying about green + Eastertime.
3) Three flowergirl dresses seems like a LOT for your Dad to make.
4) This one from David’s is similar to what you posted. Maybe you could add a flower to the sash?
Edit @EJS: Wow! That’s a perfect match!
Post # 7
@ ejs: Do you really need me to answer that? I mean really? The results speak for themselves. You my dear are the wind beneath my wings and I am in your debt!
Post # 8
LOL no problem. Butterick always has good stuff.I use a lot of their patterns–easy to follow.
Maybe make them a size bigger and instead of sewing the sash on, using it like a tie/sash style. You don’t need a pattern for that.
I’m betting they don’t use more than 2 yards of material (in fact it says 1 5/8ths yards….)….at least for my bridesmaid dresses, they were 2.5 and at $10/yard (which is the spendy “bridal fabric”) they came in at $25/pop. And sashes are VERY easy to make. So you’re looking at some cheap dresses
My mom got 6 bridesmaid dresses done in a couple afternoons. She did them assembly style–made all the tops, made all the skirts, then assembled them. i don’t think 3 kids’ dresses would be a ton of work necessarily–I’d err on the side of making them larger, though. Zippers? yeah, maybe a little bit of a pain. You could always make them big enough in the neck/arm hole to just slip over their heads, then tie. And ruffles are VERY easy to make.
Post # 9
Flower girl dresses aren’t as fitted as bridesmaid dresses, so really you don’t even need all the girls there to shop for them. I had two flower girls, and I bought them some yellow chiffon dresses off ebay. They fit them just fine without alterations or anything! I’d say pick a dress you like, buy it in each of their sizes, and just make sure there’s a bit of room to grow (although not much because kids tend to grow taller and not wider).
Post # 10
Hm, slight problem. The girls are plus size….any thoughts?