Little Princess on the Beach
I made this little flower girl dress for my granddaughter to wear at a tropical beach wedding. I started with Butterick 3351, but made some modifications. I opted not to make an overskirt or belt coming from side seams. Instead, I used a lovely embroidered eyelet and lined the complete dress with a cotton broadcloth to add body and provide some privacy. I also made a removable sash to add a little style and to make it more comfortable to play in later on in the day. My granddaughter loved this and felt beautiful. Of course, we all thought she looked beautiful, too!
Pattern or design used: Butterick 3351
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Fancy Fabric Contest
Upload a photo of a special occasion garment you’ve made from one
of the following fabrics by 11:59pm ET, January 4th, 2010.
Satin, Lace, Beaded fabrics, Sequined fabrics, Embroidered fabrics, Sparkled fabrics, Metallic fabrics, Brocade, Velvet, Shantung, Organza, Taffeta, Charmeuse and Lamé.
Be sure to include details about your garment including what fabric you used and the techniques you used in constructing your garment.
We’ll choose the top 5 finalists based on the mastery of construction techniques shown and the design that best accentuates the fabric being used.