Flower Girl Dresses

I continue to stay busy in the sewing room making one thing or another.  A few weeks ago I decided that I needed to make a walker bag for my upcoming surgery  – I’ll need to use a walker for a few weeks.  I couldn’t find a suitable pattern that had all the pockets that I think I’d want.  So, I made up my own pattern and now it is for sale in my Etsy shop.  Click on the link if you think you might want to make this for someone special.

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The other side has just as many pockets:

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I actually made 2 walker bags – one to use on our upper level and one for the main floor, so now I’m all set.

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After that, it was time to move on to some fun sewing.  Ella & Eva are going to be flower girls for an October evening wedding in the mountains.  The bride requested white dresses.  I had some fun sketching and then designing the dresses and then it was time to make them.  I went stash diving and was able to find white bridal satin, minky, and a variety of different laces were auditioned for the dress.  I only needed to purchase the organza overlay fabric, dress lining, beads & sequins.  We all ended up choosing the same lace.  That was quite serendipitous because the lace was rescued from my wedding dress and repurposed for these flower girl dresses.

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With both dresses finished and more time, fabric & lace left, I decided that I’d make a short cape to go with the dresses.  After all, it could get chilly in the evening and they would need something to keep warm in.

For the cape, I underlined it in flannel and then lined the inside with minky fabric.  They will love that AND it will be warm.

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While I realize that a shorter bolero length is fashionable, these are made to be functional – as in, to keep those arms warm!  So, I made them elbow length.  the come to the bottom of the dress waist, which I think will be perfect for the girls.  I can’t wait to try them on the girls!

So, this is what I’ve been up to for the last few weeks.  Now to decide on the next project…..

I hope that you’re able to keep busy and be creative during these strange times of having to stay in more than usual.

Kathy

2 thoughts on “Flower Girl Dresses

  1. Scarlett

    Kathy, prayers for a full and quick recovery. The
    walker caddy is perfect … takes a seamstress to
    know how to best design one!
    The dresses are beautiful! And the capes are perfect … I prefer this length … never liked a bolero length.

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  2. Debra Williams

    You are so incredibly talented! I always love all your work but those dresses are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing. Also I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery. I will say a prayer for you!

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