Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Cutest Flower Girl Dress in the History of the World

While I am grateful to the Royal Wedding for the inspiration I think I improved on the design.  I am very, very happy with this dress.
I used the the bodice and sleeves from Vogue 7681 heavily altered for Nutmeg's slim shoulders and made up the rest.  I liked the box pleats and the scalloped lace on the royal bridesmaid's dresses but thought that the very plain bodice, structured sash and leg o' mutton sleeves to be too stiff and not romantic enough.  Vogue 7601 has princess seams on the bodice and the sleeves are so delicate.

There are about 8 layers of tulle underskirt but the dress works best with a nylon petticoat beneath it.

When I made Vogue 7681 for Nutmeg 3 years ago, it was made from a very stiff taffeta and the sash and bow were very stiff and I loved them.  This sash is made from duponi and has a heavenly drape.  I love it too!
 
When it was nearly finished I decided that the bodice needed a little bit more so I added the lace at the neckline.  Just so.  3 rosettes made in the Demi-millinery style and out of a double thickness  and no raw edges finish the details.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

O my GOODNESS!!! CUTEST dress EVER! I am soooo coveting your talent right now...

Sherrie said...

Wow! You are amazing. That is the cutest dress and model I have ever seen! ~S

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I can't believe you made that! It's amazing!

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Oh my goodness, you are so talented! And your right! It IS the cutest flower girl dress in the history of the world!

grandmawhitehouse said...

Cutest dress, cutest model! Great job.