No tutorial this time friends as I would never ever encourage anyone else to engage in this type of craziness. There are in the vicinity of 200 flowers hand sewn onto the skirt of this dress. Each flower is hand singed, sewn and beaded. You will not find a single drop of glue holding this together. The bodice is made of gorgeous nubby Dupioni silk purchased from the fabulous Haberman's in Royal Oak, MI. I used the pattern Simplicity #3943 to cut out the basic shape of the bodice. Once again my wonderful friend Carly of Sewing and Design by Carly helped to guide me through putting in buttons on the back of the bodice (instead of an invisible zipper) to putting in a placket in the skirt of the dress. I can honestly say I have never put in a placket. Thank you my trusted sewing mentor!
No Avery wasn't particularly cooperative at the wedding. She did not walk down the aisle holding the hand of the boy she was supposed to. No she didn't carry the ivory basket full of flower petals. No she didn't sit still during the ceremony. Yes she conked her head five separate times on the pew in front of us.
At least she looked cute.
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