Wednesday, 6 March 2013

DIY I Do : Flower Girl Dresses : Inspiration & Planning

Right, I realise that there are an awful lot of ‘Inspiration & Planning’ posts at the moment and not a lot of actual projects, but I have a lot of balls in the air at the moment and, to be honest, I need to spend my evenings sewing rather than setting up the camera, putting on make-up, doing my hair and posing with my projects! Yep, there’s the truth of it! But hopefully I’ll get myself sorted shortly. In the meantime, I’m catching up with my wedding blog posts.

So, as I mentioned in a previous post, the ‘theme’ for our wedding is a hybrid between ‘tying the knot’ and all things ‘nautical’, which all started from this image:

RandS white background

This in turn dictated the obvious colour theme of Blue and White. I knew that I wanted my Maid of Honour to be in blue, but I wasn’t sure what route to take my Flower Girls (it’s a small Wedding Party: 1 Maid of Honour, 2 Flower Girls, 1 Best Man & 3 Page Boys). Here are some of the images I collected early on in the decision making (all photos found on my Pinterest here):


All lovely cute classic white Flower Girl dresses. And then THIS picture caught my eye:


Ooo! STRIPES! I love stripes…I actually think I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with stripes. I’m drawn to them like a Magpie is drawn to sparkly things! So the seed had been planted for stripes…

4a50e6b6aad55c913323fb1114d9a2f5 73ca6174caa592e896d317d04770903e 523af7ed9d5d88a0b54490db0a25740d

  acf83789137f3c200778f6b3d9b401b5254964514e5723471aeb730af74bfe95     f7c49dc0c6f6e34088573ac5cddb7568

It’s an unusual request to have bridesmaids in stripes, and apparently even more unusual to have flower girls in stripes, but hey – it’s my wedding! I didn’t have a lot of luck finding any appropriate girls dresses in blue and white stripes in the shops – so I was loosing hope…until I came across the PERFECT blue and cream stripe poly satin in our fabric shop. Looks like I’m going to have to make the flower girl dresses!

In my next Flower Girl post I’ll share the fabric and my first muslin – I’m excited!

Related Posts with Thumbnails