Martha Stewart’s wedding blog, The Bride’s Guide, posted the beautiful bridesmaid dress for Lela Rose‘s new collection. It is like a burst of sunshiney goodness! This incorporates all my loves: ruffled petals, surprising color combinations, and quirky charm.
I am searching for sweetheart neckline, short dresses from my bridesmaids. Perhaps tea length like this one.
This dress is amazing but if I could fabricate a cheaper version, this is how I would do it.
1. Find a basic sweetheart dress
2. Find fabric that is the same hue
3. Cut out petals
4. Using a contrasting thread stitch around each petal either by using the sewing machine on the zigzag stitch or by using embroidery floss
5. Layer the petals in a flower shape on the dress and secure them
6. Then swirl a rectangular swatch of fabric–or even a piece of lace or some type of decal–to create the center of the flower then secure it to the dress.
Has a dress ever inspired you to make your own version when the original isn’t quite within your budget?