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

Notre Dame Basilica South Bend Indiana Wedding

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

Craftsy

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.

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

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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Cham­pagne Tulle: I ordered online and looked noth­ing like the color nor qual­ity online.

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

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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

Shop for this leo­tard at www.anagrassia.com

21 Thoughts on “Floral Lace & Champagne Ivory Tulle Flower Girl Dresses for November Wedding at Notre Dame

  1. Mary Danner on 11/11/2013 at 19:58 said:

    Gor­geous!

  2. Extremely adorable flower girl and dress! I also made 2 flower girls dresses for my wed­ding and it was so hard. Kids grow so fast and the mea­sure­ments you taken may not be the same 1 month later.

  3. Kelly Flanagan on 11/17/2013 at 19:47 said:

    Wow! Gor­geous! I’m search­ing for a flower girl dress and not find­ing a lot that I like.
    Are you mak­ing these to sell by chance?

  4. Jessica on 11/25/2013 at 23:25 said:

    I’m inter­ested in one too!!

  5. ashley montgomery on 12/10/2013 at 00:03 said:

    I am inter­ested in pur­chas­ing the leo­tards, they are gorgeous!

  6. Tara Fox on 01/01/2014 at 06:46 said:

    Love this leo­tard been search­ing online and there is not much to offer that is beau­ti­fully chic like this one. Could I pos­si­ble get an email in regards to pur­chas­ing one also?

  7. Megan perry on 01/02/2014 at 19:57 said:

    I am need­ing 3 of these leo­tards! I tried to pur­chase on etsy but it wouldn’t let me!

  8. Katie on 01/11/2014 at 12:31 said:

    I would absolutely love to know if you are sell­ing this flower girl dress and what you would be ask­ing for it. This would be per­fect for my daugh­ter to wear to my Sep­tem­ber wedding.

  9. Janelle on 02/09/2014 at 21:37 said:

    Hi, just won­der­ing if you had any pic­tures of this leo­tard as sleeveless?

    • Hi Janelle! I’m in the process of cre­at­ing more designs! I’ll let you know as soon as the first sleeve­less is up for sale!

  10. Maggy on 02/11/2014 at 15:56 said:

    Hello… Do you sell this dress? It would be per­fect for an Octo­ber wed­ding that my daugh­ter is walk­ing. Please let me know.

  11. My daugh­ter loves this look for her flower girl…by chance do you make the leo­tard sleeve with a nat­ural, scal­loped lace edge rather than hem­ming the edge of the sleeve?
    Also the leo­tard that is all white lace with nude lining…can you make that style in cream lace (no zip­per, full lace)?

  12. Karen on 03/06/2014 at 12:46 said:

    Beau­ti­ful work, marusya — love your stuff!

    Is there any chance you’d be will­ing to sell the pat­tern to your skirts? I am also mak­ing tutus for long dis­tance brides­maids, and am strug­gling with how to best approach the waist (tie vs. elastic).

    Thanks!

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