sadie’s flower girl dress

My goodness. gracious. great balls of fire. I almost gave up on this dress after making the practice dress. It was a bit frustrating. I’m glad I didn’t, the second go around was much better. witness below.

I know being prideful is bad, but I am pretty proud of this dress. HAPPY. happy with this dress. My mom always said to say that instead of proud. (see mom? I remember stuff)
things I learned:
1. to trust my sewing instincts. My mom came up with the first way of doing it (one piece for the skirt), which was a completely valid way, but I ended up doing it the way I’d first thought. (separate panels) Thanks for talking me out of quitting the help and advice mom!
2. to not be afraid of “fancy fabrics”. this satin was a dream to work with! I loove the shimmer too.
3. to save my hemming scraps. I made the sash and flower from the extra fabric after hemming my bridesmaid dress. I was able to match the bridesmaids dresses perfectly, and for free!
4. that making your own patterns aren’t that hard. I’m proud HAPPY to say I made my own pattern for this dress!
5. that I might possibly be in love with my serger.
The fabric and buttons ended up total about $15. (I had a 50% coupon at Joann’s) I made little sister a dress too from the scraps, so, two dresses for $15! Say it with me….sah-weet! It closes in the back with three sweet little buttons. (also 50% off)
I made the flower by hand sewing along the edge of a long strip of fabric, gathering it, and then gluing it onto a piece of felt, which I then sewed/glued onto the sash. I covered one of those metal button (from the kit you can get at Joann’s) with the same fabric, then glued it on.
How’s about one more picture cause I say so it’s so purty….Sadie loves it, she didn’t want to take it off when I tried it on her the other day. Twirling and spinning…what a girly girl! You’ll have to wait til after the wedding to see the Sadester in it. Don’t want it to get dirty. I’m kind of scared she’ll ruin it. ;]

Post Edit: here’s Charlotte’s little dress! Sorry the picture isn’t that great. :)

Comments

  1. Oh My Goodness! That is so adorable! Now I want to make on for my princess. You’re so talented. And go ahead and be “happy” about it!

  2. I don’t think being proud is a bad thing when you have clearly accomplished something wonderful! Go ahead and be proud for a little while – it’s GORGEOUS!!

  3. WELL DONE! Sadie will look like a princess. Way to persevere.

  4. The dress turned out great! You did a wonderful job! I know Sadie is going to look adorable in it.

  5. Oh! It really turned out SO pretty. Awesome job. :)

  6. This dress is beautiful! You did a wonderful job! I LOVE it!

    Kelli
    xoxo

  7. I LOVE IT!! That turned out so adoreable!! She is going to be a doll at that wedding!

  8. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  9. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  10. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  11. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  12. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  13. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  14. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  15. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  16. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  17. I bow down in awe to you. That dress could easily be $40 in an store and you not only made it for $15 but you also made it look soooo professional. I LVOE IT. I give it a 10…..oh wait we’re not rateing it?….sorry must be watching to many compition shows :)

  18. It is amazingly beautiful!!!! she will look absolutely adorable!!

  19. that turned out so so cute jess, you are amazing, really! can’t wait to see pics of sadie in it.

  20. This dress is so beautiful! You did such a wonderful job and you desereve to be “happy” about it. I can’t wait until I have the skill level to accomplish something like this.

  21. Awesome job! It gives me hope for the dress I’ll have to do for Rayne :) Really, you should be “happy”! haha!

  22. it’s absolutely gorgeous!!

  23. GORGIOUS! Just beautiful. Oh, it turned out so fabulous. Love love love it.

  24. It’s perfect! You deserve to be proud and happy. Can’t wait to see Sadie in it (and Charlotte too). :)

  25. WOW!!! Its so gorgeous! Good work! -Kelsee

  26. This looks great! I love it!

  27. how DARLING!

  28. Nicely done Jess!

  29. Sew, sew cute! Love satin, it is sooo smooth. Can’t wait to see photos of Sadie in her new twirly dress. Love the dialogue of Sadie and Charlotte.

  30. Cutest dress ever! Way to go!

  31. I am completely amazed! This dress is gorgeous!! You should totally be proud of it! And without a pattern! WOW!

  32. INSANELY AWESOME!!!!!!

  33. Hi Jess. Just wanted to let you know I featured your blog. I’ve had my cooking/craft blog for about a year but my sister and I just really started posting. You’re my first blog feature. I love your work. Thanks!

  34. WOW! I’m totally impressed. That dress turned out so great. I can’t wait to see pictures of the girls wearing them.

  35. It’s adorable. What a lovely little dress. I can’t wait to see it on Sadie, I bet she will look so pretty in it!

  36. That turned out fantastic! Your little princess is going to be so precious!

  37. Love this dress. Great job! Can’t wait to see both dresses together.

  38. I think that Proud is an appropriate feeling when You’ve accomplished something as beautiful as that. I would LOVE a tutorial on this dress. It’s adorable.

  39. Beautiful!!!!!! I love love love it and you should be extremely proud of yourself! I definitely couldn’t do that :)

  40. Wow! It’s stunning! Great job, and sooo inspiring :)

  41. OHhh lovely!! You need to post a pic of her in it I bet she looked divine :-)

  42. BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see pictures of Sadie wearing it.

  43. LOVE IT! what an awesome job you did!

  44. Great job dear!!! it looks amazing!

  45. Those are just beautiful. :) You are very talented!

  46. can you do a tutorial on how to do the skirt? please? i want to make the same skirt for my niece’s christening gown on april.
    thanks you.
    im addicted to your blog.

  47. I’ll see what I can do for a tutorial for the skirt-life’s so busy right now but I want to do one!

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