Floral Lace & Champagne Ivory Tulle Flower Girl Dresses for November Wedding at Notre Dame

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alencon lace leotard and champagne ivory tulle skirt flower girl dress
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Notre Dame Sacred Heart Basilica South Bend Indiana

I met one of my closest and dearest friends my freshman year at Notre Dame. And now over 7 years later, we were reunited on campus (at the Sacred Heart Basilica) for her wedding.

It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony and I was thrilled to have been a part of her big day!

Notre Dame South Bend Indiana November Wedding
Congrats Croc and J!

Last spring, she asked me if I would make 3 flower girl dresses for her wedding. Despite having little experience in children’s clothing, I took the offer and figured it had to be easier than women’s clothing. But little did I expect to learn so much during the process. This is not a bad thing, in fact I’m happy to have learned so much along the way!

Floral Lace Flower Girl Dress with Lace Leotard and Ivory Champagne Tulle Skirt

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My friend wanted the flower girl dresses to have full champagne tulle skirts, cream lace (long sleeved) tops, and maroon/red sashes.

This past summer, I kept my eyes open for lace, but I didn’t start the project until I received measurements in late September.

When I started making mock-ups and shopping for fabric, I started think: Can I make leotards with lace? The girls should be able to get in and out of the dresses easily.  Can I find a beautiful lace that has both ease and beauty (most stretchy laces are knit and can look pretty casual)?

Ultimately, I decided to have the girls wear lace leotards with tulle skirts. I figured this would be the best option for making dresses for girls long distance (sizing would not have to be perfect). Also,  the leotards would be more comfortable for the girls and the mothers wouldn’t have to fuss with tucking in tops all day.

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Final Leotard

After searching all over the web and area stores, I found the perfect lace!

floral lace leotard

Floral Lace Flower Girl Dress with Lace Leotard and Tulle Ivory Champagne Skirt
Snaps for the bottom of leotard.

Tulle Skirts

After nailing down the leotard design, I began the tulle skirts.

I found a really good deal on a bolt champagne tulle. I was excited because it looked like a great price and the exact color we were looking for!

UNFORTUNATELY, some things are too good to be true! The tulle fabric was really thin and looked nothing like the champagne color online (see the photo below)! Despite this, I tested the color and tulle by cutting a few layers of tulle and gathering the ends (see below).

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I ordered this champagne tulle online and it looked nothing like the color & quality online.

It was not the color tulle my friend envisioned. Instead, I used tulle I found at my local fabric store.

Lace leotard, flower girl lace dress, tulle ivory champagne tulle skirt tutu, wedding dress, russian, ukrainian

Lace leotard, flower girl lace dress, tulle ivory champagne tulle skirt tutu, wedding dress, russian, ukrainian

THE SASHES

The bride wanted the sashes to match the bridesmaid dresses.

The bridesmaid dresses were back ordered and didn’t arrive until a couple weeks before the wedding, so I didn’t start the sashes until a week before the wedding. Luckily, I had no problem finding fabric that matched the color and fabric of the dresses!

burgandy flower girl dress sash wedding November Notre Dame Russian

One side of the sash was a burgundy matte chiffon (same fabric of the bridesmaid dresses), while the other side was a burgundy sateen fabric.

Floral Lace Flower Girl Dress with Lace Leotard and Tulle Ivory Champagne Skirt

I couldn’t have been happier with the final dresses! They really looked cute on the girls and went really well with her wedding!

I shopped for the fabric & sewed the dresses, but this was my friend’s design. And therefore, I have to give her credit for designing these adorable dresses! This is only a glimpse of how beautiful the ceremony was and I wish I had professional photos to share with you!

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flower girl dress lace leotard and tulle skirt

flower girl dress lace leotard and tulle skirt

Shop similar lace leotards on my (shop here for the new onesAnagrassia website or  Etsy

 Bridal lace leotard flower girl dress wedding long sleeved
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alencon lace leotard and champagne ivory tulle skirt flower girl dress

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  1. Reply

    I would like to order 2 dress for daughter and nice. Could you please let me know how much would they be?

    1. Reply

      I will email you the catalog. Thanks!

  2. Reply

    Hello ! I may be interested in these pretty outfits… I have my daughters first communion and think I found s dress w lace now I need 2 dresses to match for her sisters they are twins and the would all look so adorable if we had these outfits too!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Stacey! I just sent you an email with all the information. If you can’t afford both the leotard and skirt, you can purchase just the leotards. Take care!

  3. Reply

    Hi! I may be interested in purchasing two flower girl dresses for my wedding and would like to see what all you have and pricing. Is there any way I can get a catalog?

    Thanks!

    1. Reply

      Congrats on your wedding Shana! I just sent you an email! ~Mary Grace

  4. Reply

    these dresses are absolutely gorgeous. I was wondering what the pricing was an estimated time to make them and then be delivered.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Marisa! Unfortunately, I’m unable to send the catalog to the email listed here. Please send me an email or direct message if you would like to receive the catalog. Thanks!

  5. Reply

    Hi,

    Please send me a catalog and advise how long for delivery.

    Thanks

    Naz

  6. Reply

    Hi!! I love these lace Leo’s and skirts! Can you please send me some pricing on the full length champagne skirts, the leo, and the deep red sashes??

    Thank you!
    CL

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