A Reworked Flower Girl Dress

The after flower girl dress pic

Let’s see if I can get myself together this week and finish sharing pics from my cousin’s wedding stuff. I’m just about over a not fun cold and am in survival mode from miss E not being a good sleeper as of late (I do believe it’s the teeth that are about to come in!). I will begin with this flower girl dress that I reworked for miss J to wear.

The after flower girl dress pic

Isn’t she just the sweetest? I about died when I put this on her at first. She looked so grown! It made me think of the future proms and all down the road she will have. *tears*

The after flower girl dress pic

I was extremely happy with how this turned out. Below are some pics of how the dress first looked. My cousin’s mom had found it for $20 at Marshall’s.

The before flower girl dress pic

My cousin had wanted it to have a little more pizzazz and to be floor length. I, of course, said I’m sure I could fix into something more she was thinking.

The before flower girl dress pic

We talked about a few different things that could be done with it. I went with this look because she wanted to keep as much of the original dress in it as possible.

The before flower girl dress pic

I actually ended up using every single bit of the original dress!!! I was happy about that :)

The before flower girl dress pic

I seam ripped off the bottom skirt part and then seam ripped all the layers apart. I cut the lace down the middle and then cut the ends to curve back the way it is. I added another layer of lining underneath the lace from separate fabric because it was too see through just alone.

The after flower girl dress pic

I then added extra fabric to the next lining layer and the last lining layer which had a ruffle on it (it’s the very last ruffle on the dress) so that the dress hit the top of her shoes. I added a bunch of tulle ruffled layers to the layer underneath the lace one to get that bustle look. Let’s just say, my sewing room was covered in tulle for a while :)

The after flower girl dress pic

The belt was actually in the top of the dress, so I left that alone. The flowers had only been tacked on, so I just retacked them to the bottom layer at the end. I also ended up cutting the zipper off at the waist so I wouldn’t have to worry about adding that into the bottom part. She’s so skinny, she didn’t need the extra zipper room to get it on. These of course aren’t pictures from the actual wedding, but ones I sent to  my cousin to get her approval. I didn’t get many pics on the actual wedding day of the full dress, so I wanted to share these first. I have to say, I really liked making this for her.

~Jess

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