February 24 ~ Wedding Inspiration

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Flower Girl Dress by Amy, Amelia Studio

Amy writes, “I made this dress for my daughter, who was the flower girl in my sister’s 2008 wedding. The pattern is Simplicity 4246. The solid is a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton (Bittersweet) and the floral is Amy Butler. My gal is tall and thin, so I used a size 2 for the width and 4 for the length. I modified the back a little. It wasn’t supposed to have the back tie, just a band. The shot cotton worked really well with all of the gathering on this dress. This thing has major volume– a good dancing dress for sure.”

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93 Responses to February 24 ~ Wedding Inspiration

  1. Sarah says:

    I know I’m late to this party but I’m looking for a dress like this in the size for a 10 year old… any ideas? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  2. Julia says:

    That is such a cute dress!

  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I’m inspired to make a dress for my daughter 🙂

  4. So pretty! My daughter has been a flower girl several times, but not in something as fairytale as that! I love it!

  5. Jennifer S. says:

    Alas, I have accepted my lot as a mother to boys. But I’d like a dress like that for me…

  6. Catherine says:

    Gorgeous–I bet that shot cotton is just fabulous in person. Thanks for the good ideas!

  7. Christine says:

    Cute cute dress and I love the colors.

  8. Ramona says:

    Such a sweet dress. I love the colors.

  9. Gretchen says:

    Gorgeous! Such a fresh take on a flower girl’s dress!

  10. Tiffany says:

    Just love that dress!

  11. duff says:

    oh, flowergirl dresses are too sweet! love the color–so vibrant!

  12. Monika says:

    What a lovely dress! And the colours are wonderful!
    She must have looked awesome.

  13. Julie says:

    great color…so sweet!

  14. MegVS says:

    I made some flower girl dresses last year out of the Oliver and S Birthday dress pattern that turned out super cute: http://www.flickr.com/photos/megvs/3714263609/

  15. Andrea says:

    I am making a dress very much like this but with out the gather from the old ottobre pattern. so cute!

  16. Kerry says:

    I needed a flower girl dress but the bride wanted a specific color/fabric and the dress was going to cost $125. I purchased an adult bridesmaide dress – used – in the color of choice off of ebay for $25. I took the dress apart and used a Simplicity pattern to make the dress. I even reused the zipper, lining, and trims.

  17. rosie says:

    what a gorgeous dress. i adore the colors!

  18. Ellen says:

    This is adorable! The fabrics are a great combination.

  19. Steph says:

    I love the red! It’s a great dress, for flower girls or otherwise.

  20. Sarah Lee says:

    SUPER CUTE! I love the little dress and the printed pattern!

  21. jm says:

    This dress is stunning!

  22. Faith says:

    Wow!! I wish I could have made my flower girl dress. That is SO adorable. What a great idea!! Maybe one of my sisters will let me make their flower girl a dress. 🙂

  23. Meredith says:

    The dress turned out darling!

  24. Shelley C says:

    A little girl’s dream dress; she’d feel so grown up in this. I really need to get going with stuff for the granddaughters….I have almost 3 now!

  25. Natasha says:

    I immediately bought the pattern for this dress. It’s beautiful. The colors are fantastic.

  26. sharon says:

    Gorgeous dress, love the two fabrics combined! Thank you Sharon.

  27. alisha says:

    I love the Amy Butler floral. Beautiful dress!

  28. Linda says:

    Sweet dress.

  29. Marcia W. says:

    This is so very pretty — would be perfect for my nieces

  30. LFinn says:

    This dress is beautiful–I want one in my size as well!

  31. Erin says:

    Wow, what a beautiful dress.

  32. kelly jo says:

    Too cute! I used this same pattern to make this dress http://knitfrogrepeat.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/too-busy-to-blog-part-1-sewing/ for my daughter and she absolutely loves wearing it! It was fun and I will definitely be making more!

  33. Desiree says:

    this is super cute.

  34. Deanna says:

    I have added underskirts to existing patterns with success–you can take just about any pattern, or even existing dress, and add one to fix length issues or just fancy it up a bit.

  35. kookykat says:

    This is stunning – might have to give it a go. Just think of all the gorgeous possible colour combinations…

  36. Amanda says:

    Lovely dress, beautiful fabrics, and the back tie just makes it all the more grand.

  37. Erin says:

    Wow, love that dress. It’s so nice to see flower girls in colours too.

    I had the chance to make some flower girl dresses just last month and used the Sense and Sensibility regency girls pattern, it’s easy and has a timeless quality to it. Blogged more details here: http://purplefrangipani.blogspot.com/2010/02/flower-girls.html

  38. Elizabeth B says:

    That’s adorable! Wonderfully made, and yes, so nice that it’s something other than pink or white. (Nothing wrong with those, of course, but it’s great to see someone going outside of the box.)

  39. tscd says:

    That is such a cute dress! I like the contrasting underskirt

  40. Eva SB says:

    Wow that is gorgeous!

    I wish I was still a little girl so I could wear dresses like that

  41. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! That is so cute! I want to me an adult version of that dress for me!

  42. Jen L says:

    so nice that it isn’t just pink!

  43. Mama Lusco says:

    Beautiful! the fabrics look great together.

  44. Skooks says:

    This is lovely!

  45. Alyssa says:

    Love the bold red!

  46. What a cute flower girl dress! The fabrics are so much more fun that what is found in ready to wear!

  47. Tong says:

    That’s a gorgeous little flower girl’s dress! So cute!

  48. Lexi says:

    It is beautiful! I often think you can only make things in the colours it is made up in on the patterns. Your dress is a wonderful inspiration and eye-opener. Thank you.

  49. Vicki says:

    It’s so pretty! I love the colors.

  50. Melissa S says:

    How pretty!

  51. Cinnamon says:

    Ooh, my little one is supposed to be flower girl at her aunt’s wedding this summer. This is just the thing I need!

  52. Southern Gal says:

    I love Amy Butler fabrics. That dress is gorgeous.

  53. Carolyn S says:

    Wonderful dress and interesting choice of fabric. I love, love, love little girl’s dresses. Oh how I long for a granddaughter. I’ll just be extra thankful for my two wonderful grandsons.

  54. Liz says:

    i love the nontraditional-ness of this dress! still pretty but very age-appropriate to a flower girl (as opposed to a white silken dress in miniature of the bride!) and would be fun to re-wear.

  55. Jessica says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the combo of the solid fabric with the print. It looks so rich in an eastern influence kind of way. Nice work!

  56. nopinkhere says:

    lovely! Great colors!

  57. bethany says:

    love it!! So cute, I bet she looked really sweet in it!!

  58. Kirsten says:

    So cute…great choice of fabric.

  59. DebbieKL says:

    Beautiful dress!

  60. valerie says:

    Simple is best. Lovely dress!

  61. Andrea says:

    What a lovely dress! I *love* those Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, and can just imagine the glow it brought to the dress. Thanks for sharing.

  62. Cristi says:

    I have yet to make a dress, but it is one of the reason’s that I am learning to sew! I can’t wait!

  63. Kelli says:

    My sister got married on the beach, so I made up a very fluffy tutu in royal blue tulle and my then-3-year-old wore it with a little white tank top and a blue ribbon in her hair…not a fancy dress, but I did make it and she was precious!!

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  65. Dusty says:

    Gorgeous dress! Makes me hope someone gets married so I can make one for my little girl.

  66. Leigh says:

    That is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen! It helps that clay coriander is one of my favorite prints ever, and I adore shot cottons. My daughters are going to be in my sister’s wedding so I am bookmarking this!

  67. Shannon F. says:

    Every little girl deserves a dancing dress!

  68. Liz B says:

    This is just lovely, and I bet she loved wearing the dress. I was a flower girl at 4 and my grandmother made me a dress that had 9 yards of fabric gathered into the skirt. My gosh I loved that dress.

  69. Alexis says:

    I made Butterick 4967 for my 2 daughters when they were flower girls in my sister-in-law’s 2007 wedding. I made a red dress with a white sash for my 5 year old and a white dress with a red sash for my 2 year old. They were gorgeous in all those satiny ruffles… until my toddler dumped someone’s espresso all over her white dress- oops!

  70. Ashley Ann says:

    Pretty dress!

  71. Collette says:

    Holy cow is that dress adorable! Think my toddler boy would wear it? 😉

  72. Ramona Burke says:

    Nuthin’ beats a homemade flower girl dress! I made one for my wedding for my niece… the same colors as the bridesmaids (navy) but with light blue sparkly organza on top.

  73. Mikaela says:

    I don’t know my favorite pattern number, but I now have a good idea for my daughter’s new Easter dress.

  74. Hilary says:

    Beautiful dress!

  75. nicole says:

    Very cute!

  76. Laura says:

    I’m in LOVE with this dress. I may have to pick up the pattern for my little girl’s Easter dress. Thanks for posting!

  77. Kristin says:

    That is gorgeous!

  78. Jessica W says:

    Very pretty!

  79. Jenny says:

    what a wonderful flower girl dress! so much better than communion dress hand me downs!!

  80. Carly says:

    This dress is so lovely! I will have to check out this pattern!

  81. Beth says:

    What a cute combination of fabrics! I would love to see how the whole wedding was put together with these colors.

  82. Lynne says:

    This dress is beautiful!

  83. Nichole says:

    I love the Sandi Henderson patterns, particularly the Claire pattern. They make up easy into sweet, fun dresses that can be fancy or casual depending on your fabric choices.

  84. amelia says:


  85. Cricket says:

    That dress is just fantastic. I love that it looks traditional and nontraditional at the same time.

  86. Valerie says:

    I love the combo of the print and solid – and the tie was a great addition! I often forget to consider the simplicity patterns in lieu of the oliver+s and other boutique-type patterns… but this is just lovely!

  87. Kerstin says:

    My sister and I made the flower girl dresses for my wedding this past summer. It was a really easy pattern – Butterick 4434. We used silk dupioni in ivory and pink plaid. The result was beautiful wearable heirlooms that the girls loved! I think using a simple pattern and luxurious fabrics was the key.

  88. naomig says:

    I’ve made three flower girl dresses for my two girls in the past 2 years–for a total of 6 dresses. Or something like that… this is what I’ve used… McCalls M5571 dress B. I don’t have any pics of that one on my blog, that wedding was pre-blog, but they turned out gorgeous, who knew they’d end up being the easiest ones I’d do! 2nd dresses were Simplicity 8953 Dress and Gauntlets, option A. Except I made piping and extra ruffling around the edges of the overskirt… pics at http://thehappysanitarium.blogspot.com/2009/03/sheriff-auntie-g-get-hitched.html
    there’s like 4 posts with pics of different angles of that dress, on both my girls. and, Butterick 3351 option A, pics of which can be found
    there’s at least a few posts of that wedding with pics of those.

  89. Celeste says:

    The colors on this are just gorgeous!

  90. ~Helena~ says:

    Lovely drees.

  91. Wendy says:

    Love the red and that fabric combination, Amy!

  92. leah says:

    what a cute dress!

  93. c.michele says:

    I love this dress.

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