Saturday, 29 May 2010

WIP: Bridesmaid Dresses....

Hooray Hooray! At last I have started the mammoth task of sewing 2 bridesmaids dresses and of course my own wedding dress. I've probably bitten off way more than I can chew but it's a bit late to stress now seen as though we fly in 7 weeks!!

This is the pattern I have gone for, its 'Emma' by Patty Young's Modkid Boutique.

I am however not going to be using Patty Young Fabrics as shown but will be using Anna Maria Horner fabric. I made this choice because the pattern calls for the use of voile to make the petals of the skirt and top and I thought this would be ideal for the scrummy yummy AMH voiles!

Here is the work in progress this morning, that's my sister-in-law to be giving me a hand whilst I take a WIP shot! She's been a great help to me with my sewing as she's a mean seamstress herself, oh and curtain maker extrodinaire! She's whipped up a great sundress for our holidays and has kindly agreed to whip me one up too before we go, yay!!

And here is a shot of the bodice of one of the dresses, we have actually made both bodices this morning, one for 'Little Miss H' and the other for my 2 year old neice 'Little Miss C'! Making these will be another little feather in my sewing bow as it's the first time I've made any clothing. Ever. We decided not to embellish the dress front as the pattern calls for but to add a seperately made corsage made from the voile, you know like a brooch.

Well that's great progress in my book, we'll hopefully finish the tops off on Monday as it'll probably be raining here in Bridlington, it is a Bank Holiday after all!!! I'm leaving Mr.G and the little people here for a fun filled weekend whilst I head home to work tonight and tomorrow night, pants I know but hey ho! I'm heading back over here to Brid after I finish work on Monday morning to hopefully have some fun at the beach but more than likely to finish the tops of the dresses!!!


  1. That is so cute, I nearly shed a little tear!

  2. It'll be lovely watching your progress with these gorgeous dresses... and what a great start! Love the bodice fabric

  3. They are going to look fantastic Justine ! Looking forward to seeing your dress too..:)

  4. I cant wait to see the finished product Justine, the fabric choice is perfect.

  5. @Lynne
    I'm sure I'll be shedding a few tears along the way Lynne, believe me! Especially when I'm sewing on the flight!!!

  6. @Raggedy Sana

    Thanks so much, I hope they turn out OK!! J xx

  7. @Maria
    Thanks so much Maria! I'll def. keep everyone upto speed via my blog!!

  8. @Crafty Chops
    Thanks so much, I just hope my sewing is upto it!! J xx

  9. Beautiful dresses Justine,can't wait to see them finished. Hope work is ok and you get to see some of the BH weekend.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  10. Wonderful to see the pattern coming along and really looking forward to seeing all the dresses progress on your blog.
    (also secretly relieved you've started as I was beginning to stress myself!)


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