(Closed) That’s it, I’m going rogue.

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What do you think?
    Find the pattern (or similar pattern) and ask your Dad to make them. Bond another time. : (19 votes)
    86 %
    Work with schedules, get everyone together and go shopping. : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    That dress looks insanely easy to me!

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    Post # 5
    Bee
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    that dress is adorable!  I would move forward with the dress and get everyone together another time

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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?

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49998961&currentIdx=5&subCategory=-49998976%7c-49998962%7c-49998961&catentryId=6096794&sort=

    Edit @EJS: Wow!  That’s a perfect match! 

    Post # 8
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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).

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