Bridesmaids Dress

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In reverse order, here is the first of the three dresses I made for last weeks Thanksgiving/wedding festivities...

Prettiest, calmest bride ever! (in the veil we made her!)
I finally finished the bridesmaids dress! (mostly on Monday, with hand hemming in the car on the way to Houston) The bride requested a black strapless dress and I used Butterick 5457 with shiny poly something from JoAnns. The fabric was pretty easy to work with and the pattern was surprisingly simple considering it was my first time inserting boning! (thanks Gertie for the bombshell dress pointers!) The pieces didn't all go together perfectly but it wasn't terrible.

I cut a size 8 and the only alteration I made was to add pockets, necessary in bridesmaids dresses in my opinion...
Blurry close-up of the bodice
 Because of the addition of pockets, I was able to add a special touch in honor of the wedding. The bride and one of the other bridesmaids were my college roommates. There's a fourth too, but unfortunately she's getting her masters in Italy and wasn't able to take off since they don't celebrate Thanksgiving! I wanted to add a memento of our awesome friendship, so I embroidered a heart with our initials in it.... Love you girls!

Final pic of the bridesmaids, ring bearer and flower girl! Sorry for the horribly blurry pics! I'm 100% positive the official pictures will be gorgeous, so I'll put them up when they're ready.

Such a beautiful and fun wedding and I'm so happy for my beautiful friend and her sweet hubby. Salud Estrella and Gabriel!

Next up, rehearsal dinner dress...


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November 29, 2011 at 2:50 AM delete

Pretty bride and the most thoughtful bride - a black strapless dress is stylish and wearable for a long time after the wedding. You all look beautiful.

December 13, 2011 at 4:40 AM delete

love love love the pocket detail on the dress! xoxo