So, last week I posted about making my wedding dress, pretty impressive I guess...
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Yes, you heard it here, I also made my bridesmaid dresses! WHAAA!!! (I'd rather be #superbride than #bridezilla)
Confession time - to the untrained eye it may look like I painstakingly crafted 5 dresses as unique as the lovely ladies who wore them, but in reality I had already created an infinity dress pattern that I like, and after hours of frustration searching for affordable, ethical dresses for my ladies I gave up and decided to make them myself from the pattern I already had.
This is literally a three seam dress, and since most of my ladies were the same size I only had to use 1 pattern and only had to make 2 adjustments for the dresses to fit all of the b'maids.
They're a stretch jersey material which makes them a pretty forgiving fit, as well as comfortable and easy to wear many different ways.
If you also want to be a #superbride, here's the link to the pattern I created for this dress: http://winterberryapparel.com/blog/post_id-1
The main difference for these dresses is the lace tops, they're stretch lace that I treated like a top fabric for any lined garment.
Once made, the dress is a semi-circle skirt, waist block (umm... no idea how else to put this - a rectangle that is intended to cover from your waist to your bust?) and two long straps that can be adjusted to whatever style you feel like wearing that day.
Obviously I think they should all be able to wear these to any event ever held, but all brides probably have that illusion somewhere in the back of their heads, and they may end up gathering dust in closets, or at second-hand stores... BUT for at least a day, some of my best friends got to stand up with me in dresses that were comfortable and didn't break the bank!
Have any other creative bridesmaids ideas or are you a fan of the traditional bridesmaids dress buying experience? Let me know in the comments!
Tune in next time for more of the exciting adventures of Superbride!!