Added Apr 5, 2010
My brother is getting married and his fiancé asked me to make the bridesmaid’s dresses. There are 7 girls/dresses and not enough time, not to mention that each one is different, but I’ll make it work! The wedding is in June in Indianapolis.
New Look Pattern – 6799
I took some extra room out of the skirt, probably a couple inches at the top and about 10 inches near the bottom. The belt was my idea. I just make it a little wider than the waistband, measured her waist and then made the tails. The belt around the waist is lined with fusible interfacing to make it a bit more durable, but the tails have no interfacting, which allows the knot to be tied easier so it’s not so bulky.
You need a very very thin needle to sew satin – which I learned halfway through the dress. If the needle is too big it will cause the satin to pull.
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