I’ve finally picked out what I’m going to make for the “flower girl” dresses! Matt’s niece Teagan will be our girl in Massachusetts (she’ll be a little over 2 years old in September, but won’t be able to make it to the wedding), and my niece Natalie (just over 5 years old in August!) will be our girl in Washington. She won’t be coming to MA with her family because she’ll be starting kindergarten a few weeks before the reception!
Here’s the tutorial from awesome blog Freshly Picked: Simple Summer Dress. Susan says that it can be made in about an hour!
I’m not 100% sure what fabric I’ll be using for the dresses – these stripes are adorable – but the design and instructions are so simple, I could see embellishing them to make them a little more sailorish. Think navy fabric with white topstitching, white ruffles along the hem, white ribbon straps, a white sash (maybe seersucker?) and a couple of white buttons on the bodice…..maybe an ivory color instead of white to keep it rustic? Maybe we’ll turn the sash around for a bow in the back?
Our nephews Steven and Gavin won’t be left out of the deal either – they’ll be “ring bearers” as well, in Washington and Massachusetts, respectively. They’re getting comfy shorts, white button-down shirts, bowties, and either vests or suspenders to wear.
What do you think? Vests or suspenders?
I’m leaning toward suspenders….it’ll be less for me to make. I also really like the rolled up sleeves on the cutie on the left – that’s how our groomsmen will have their sleeves, too. I wonder if Steven would tolerate a hat….or breeches and socks? I really dig that kid’s whole outfit!