Bride’s Maids Dresses

by Nikki

in Vintage Sewing

victory bride

Recently I have been looking at dress patterns for my bride’s maids.  I want something different, not just your typical David’s Bridal generic bride’s maid’s dresses.  I have actually found a really cute site with some great patterns.

http://www.colettepatterns.com/

She has a bunch of awesome patterns that I want to try out.  I think I might buy a few and just make some dresses for myself.  Here are the ones I was thinking could be potential bride’s maids dresses

So until next time, happy crafting!I want to have a summer wedding, so I don’t want any big heavy dresses for my girls  I love #2.  It is cute, simplistic and classic.  I can definitely see my girls waking down the isle with me wearing that dress and little fasinators such as this.
Has anyone tried these patterns?  If you have let me know, I really would like some feedback before I buy the patterns to try.  Also If you have any other patterns along these lines you would like to suggest send them my way.
Nikki

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Cynthia June 11, 2012 at 2:25 am

I just finished Ceylon, It’s a lovely dress. You can read my blog post about it here: http://dapperduds.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/a-nautical-ceylon/

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Molly June 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hi Nikki,

Colette patterns are hugely popular with bloggers, if you do a google search for the patterns you like, e.g. Collete Rooibos, you are sure to get lots of hits from blogs talking about the patterns, check out the image search too for finished articles. A search of this site should also bring similar results.

I’ve just suggested a Simplicity pattern to my sister for her briedesmaids, I think its a happy medium between vintage and modern and would flatter almost every shape. http://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/36150

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Becky Culbertson June 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

I have not used the Colette patterns. I’ll have to check those out, but last year I made bridesmaid dresses for a summer outdoor wedding, each one a different pattern and a different fabric. It was very original, beautiful, and the girls absolutely loved their dresses. They will wear them over and over again, unlike a regular bridesmaid dress. I used Vintage Vogue 2960, 2962, 2902, and regular Vogue 8723 and 1174. We had chosen a couple more vintage ones, but the girls got to choose, and these blended in well. I added straps to 1174. I’ll try to figure out how to post pictures on the site so you can see them.
Hope this helps!

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Lucy June 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Check out Sewaholic as well – the new Cambie would make a gorgeous bridesmaid’s dress, as would the Lonsdale :-)

I haven’t tried Colette, but I’m a raving Sewaholic fan.

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laceflower June 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

skip on over to pattern review for write ups on patterns. I think your idea is great.

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