Monday, November 15, 2010

Styling the Girls

Decisions have been made for the bridesmaids’ dresses!

We loved the dresses from Alfred Sung

D438Alfred Sung Style D438/Image via Toronto Dresses

…and while I was in the mall the other weekend I found another source of inspiration.  These super cute bubble dresses from RW&Co.DSCN4501My mom will be making the dresses for the girls so I scoured the internet for a pattern to pull together all of the elements in the dresses that we really like.  Enter the following patterns:

MOH-T will be sporting Butterick B5490:

B5490Image via Butterick

And BM-D will be sporting the strapless Simplicity pattern 4070:

4070Image via Simplicity

I love the pleating at the waistband on these dresses!  We will be going the different dresses in the same fabric route.

As luck would have it we found fabric too!  The other week I was lamenting to BM-D about the difficulty of finding purple fabric.  I was thinking that if we couldn’t find a suitable fabric in the right colour that maybe silver would be a good back up choice?  BM-D was pretty adamant about having a purple dress so she went off to the fabric store and found some purple stretch taffeta that is really pretty.  The fabric store was having massive sale later that weekend so we bought it at 50% off!  Many thanks to BM-D for being so proactive in finding the right fabric for dresses.  And thanks to my mom I think we will have some absolutely beautiful dresses for a fraction of the cost of a dress from a bridal salon.


Did you have a proactive bridal party to help find the perfect dresses?


Anonymous said...

So cute! And that's impressive that your mom will be making these--I always envy anyone who's good with a needle and thread. :-)

Danielle said...

Those are super cute! I love bubble dresses! How awesome that you're mom is going to make them for you. And woo hoo about finding fabric for a good price!

Jennifer said...

Oohhh I love the alfred sung!!!!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

I love the dresses!!!

I can't wait to see the finished product! I am sure your bridesmaids will be able to wear the dresses again which is always nice.
Will your mom make one for me?? :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

those dresses are sooo cute!! :)