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Topic: Frangipani (plumeria) flower girl dress  (Read 3747 times)
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rossie
« on: October 23, 2008 10:17:52 PM »

3/4 front view:

frangipani dress 3/4 front by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

Miss is a flower girl at her auntie’s upcoming wedding.  We live in the tropics; frangipanis are everywhere and made a fitting theme.  Miss wore the dress (decorated in blue) at a wedding several months ago, but I didn’t want to make another dress while this one still fits.  Instead, we revamped!

The dress itself isn't my work (just the bling) but I believe the pattern was McCall's M4759.

Side view:

frangipani dress side by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

Front:

frangipani dress front by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

Front (with neckline visible):

frangipani dress front 2 by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

Back:

frangipani dress back by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

3/4 back:

frangipani dress 3/4 back by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

The flowers are silk with a little glitter added in the centre (because glitter goes with everything).  Aside from the corsage, which was glued to a thin piece of card first, they are sewn right onto the dress.  The beading was threaded onto wire first then stitched down.  The green sash is the same fabric as the Matron of Honour's dress, with some pleats added for a bit of texture.  The bow is stitched to the sash on the left and clips onto the right to make life easier with the zipper.  All the bits and pieces are sewn on delicately so they can be removed after the wedding.

Corsage:

frangipani dress corsage by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

Back pleat detail:

frangipani dress back detail by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

And another:

frangipani dress back detail 2 by rossieforpresident, on Flickr

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aubie
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008 04:39:45 AM »

Wow!  you did a great job!  i would be so nervous sewing something like that!  It's beautiful!
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008 05:09:28 AM »

Beautiful!!!! 
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sjergensen
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008 12:27:06 PM »

lovely work!
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nemejia
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008 05:48:24 AM »

very cute and sophisticated!

I love the back detail of the dress
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StacyCK
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008 08:10:25 AM »

Beautiful job - it looks gorgeous all blinged up!  She is very cute in the dress. Smiley
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Munora
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008 08:12:04 PM »

It's very elegant. She looks like a princess.
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meriweather
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 08:21:10 PM »

Just wow. I would never have thought of having the flowers peek
out of the pleats, really smashing. And beads, and butterflies, and
glitter, and shoes, it just gets better and better.
Thanks also for explaining plumaria and frangipani are the same. We have
a treasured plumaria but did not know it was the same as
flowers I have only read of in old romances.
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rossie
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2008 05:09:37 PM »

Thanks, all.  Took the dress to show the bride yesterday and she's happy, which is the most important thing!   
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michellesangel
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008 05:34:12 AM »

you've but an amazing amount of work into that dress and it's stunning! so glad the bride approves, though I'd have thought her nuts if she didnt Smiley
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