Bridesmaid Dress #1: Robin
This was for my maid of honor, Robin. She and I both share a love of J.Crew, pale colors, and retro styles, so her dress was sort of a hybrid! We didn't copy any specific dress out there, but combined patterns to make this style:
All the bridesmaids' dresses will be made of the grey cotton/lycra, and will have the just-above-the-knee pleated skirt. I love the midriff panel at the waist, and most of the dresses have those as well.
For Robin's I used Butterick B5317 for the top of the bodice:
While at my mom's one sewing day, I sewed the two panels together for the skirt, serged the bottom edge, and pressed in a 2" hem. This fabric is really resilient and sort of thick, so I checked with the serging, instead of turning under twice. Saves some fabric and looks better in this heavy stuff.
Stay tuned to see all the bridesmaid dresses, each of a slightly different style!
(If you made your bridesmaids' dresses, or did any other DIYs for your wedding, I'd love to have you share them in the Adventures in Dressmaking DIY Weddings Flickr group!!)