Thursday, October 11, 2012

Going to the Chapel...

Flower Girl Dress with Pink Hairbow

My sister is getting married on Saturday and I have been a busy little bee sewing away on the flower girl's dress and the ring bearer's vest.  My sewing space is a complete disaster.  Fabric scraps and thread trimmings everywhere.  

This week has been such a whirlwind of running errands, cleaning house, haircuts, coordinating with relatives, and making sure we have everything ready for the wedding.  My husband, my kiddos and I are all in the wedding.  I have to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.


I just love little girl's dresses that have the large bow in the back.  I love this little pink dress.  It is so soft and pretty and poofy with all five layers in the skirt.

This little dress took quite a bit of sewing.  The pattern did not come in the size I needed so I had to adjust the pattern to a smaller size to fit her.  That lengthened the process quite a bit. 


Here is the ring bearer's vest.  This was so much faster to make than the dress. I made the dress first and then the vest.  I flew through the vest making process after accomplishing the dress.  My only hang up was the buttonholes.  

Apparently the buttonhole sensor on my sewing machine is very sensitive and if it is triggered early the machine will think it is time to turn around and come back to complete the buttonhole.  Problem is it kept turning around early.  My seam ripper was put to good use through this part of the process and I contemplated getting out the wine. 


Here are the patterns that I used.  I will update the pattern number for the vest once I find the number.  I didn't realize that it was torn.  Both patterns were really easy to use and I only had to make a few adjustments to give them the right fit.


 I have to say I cannot believe my sister, who is 10 years younger, is getting married on Saturday.  I can remember when she was a little baby and now she is a grown young woman.  How the time flies...

I have been so busy this week in order to get everything finished by today. Family came in town today and I am just going to enjoy visiting with everyone and enjoy all the wedding festivities.

I have two quilt projects on my list to start, but not until Sunday.

Cheers!
Candace

19 comments:

  1. You are an amazing seamstress. The dress is SO adorable and the vest is so handsome! I hope we get to see some wedding pictures!

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  2. Great job! Your flower girl will look like a little princess! And that vest looks like it came from a high end boutique (as does the dress!). Congrats to your sister--not only for getting married--but for having the best dressed wee attendants as well.

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  3. You did a wonderful job - now relax and enjoy the wedding. :D

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  4. Simply Charming! I used to sew clothes for myself and then later for my daughter when she was small. Great memories.

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  5. I've so been looking forward to seeing these and they are just perfect, you've done an amazing job and, as always, your work is incredible. I hope you all have a wonderful day after all it's a very special date for very special people (it's my birthday too ;) ). Hoping to see photos soon :)

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  6. It's so pretty and I love the vest! It's so hard to find nice looking and quality vests for boys. I love that you just made it. :) I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The 'Your Great Idea' link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  7. Both are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Eat Make Grow!

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  8. Visiting from Sew Darn Crafty link party. I love what you do, your sewing looks so precise and well made. Cheers Karen

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  9. Stopping by from the Sew Darn Crafty Link Party.

    You did a beautiful job of sewing both the dress and the vest. The flower girl and ringer bearer are going to look adorable.

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  10. How adorable! It looks like everyone will be decked out to perfection. Hope you had a great time at the wedding.

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  11. These are both beautiful! Having sewn for my own sister's wedding I know how crazy those days are. Congratulations and enjoy the day. You deserve it.

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  12. Wow, that dress is gorgeous! It's like something out of a fairy tale. And the vest looks so well tailored. You are so talented!

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  13. gorgeous dress! Thanks for linking up at my Submarine Sunday link party!

    T'onna

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  14. What a darling, feminine dress fit for a princess. And that vest is very spiffy too. I'm sure it was wonderful day! We'd love to see a wedding party photo or two....

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  15. What a beautiful dress and vest!! You did a wonderful job and have a wonderful time at the wedding! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  16. Thanks for sharing this on 'Or so she says...' at last week's link party! I would love to have you add the party to your list and stop back to share more of your great ideas. There's actually a party going on right now (it's every Saturday through Tuesday.) Thanks a bunch! ~ Mariel www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  17. Oh wow - they are perfect! Congratulations to your sister!

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