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Bridesmaids Dresses

June 3, 2010
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The Final Products

 

Never one to turn down a sewing project, the bridesmaids’ dresses are all going to be handmade by myself.  The pattern is a variation of a great jersey wrap dress that Becky showed me, for which I found a pattern and instructions online here.

I adapted this pattern to be able to use non-jersey fabric for the skirt by adding a longer waistband and using its stretch to lightly gather the silk skirt.

The dress is relatively simple, but has plenty of room for customization for each bridesmaid. 

The skirt  of the dress is made of a silk sari fabric (it’s not Thai, but still brings a Southeast Asian essence) that is darker orange on the bottom and lighter in top, with beautiful and intricate gold detail.

 

Sari Fabric Detail

The stretchy fabric on top allows the dress to be worn many different ways, and also cuts down on the need for much tailoring (one size fits most…)  My favorite part is that, although each bridesmaid will have essentially the same dress, they will all be able to wear it differently according to their taste and depending on how they wrap it.

Here are a few examples of ways it can be worn…

Maybe they’ll even switch up their styles halfway through the event!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Tanya permalink
    June 5, 2010 10:05 pm

    Wow Katie I love how they could tie it up in so many ways very cool design. I thought I’d check out this site since I didn’t quite get a lot of answers =p

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