Bridesmaid Dress #3: Kirstin

Another bridesmaid dress is done!

This one is for Kirstin, my fiancés little sister (well, not that little--21).  We modeled the bodice of it after this J.Crew dress:

And of course gave it the same pleated skirt as the other two.  I used this vintage reprint Butterick pattern, B4792.  It's different construction than the J.Crew dress, but the same shape and look from afar.
Kirstin is 5'10," though, so I had to add some length to the bodice.  Here's a look at how I lengthened it (this is the back piece):

Here's how it came out!

You can also see Shauna's bridesmaid dress and Robin's bridesmaid dress.  All five bridesmaids will be wearing the same pale grey cotton blend, and purple shoes and cardis.

(If you made your bridesmaids' dresses, or did any other DIYs for your wedding, I'd love for you to share them in the Adventures in Dressmaking DIY Weddings Flickr group!!)

28 comments

  1. Just started reading your blog, I love it!

    That dress is incredibly beautiful. It's sooo flattering! I've been considering making my bridesmaids' dresses as well and this is definitely encouraging :)

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  2. Love them all! They fit your bridesmaids perfectly!

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  3. The fit of the dress is amazing. I really don't think the top gathered neck goes with the sharp pleats of the skirt though.

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  4. With all the BRILLIANT Home made things going into your wedding decor and fashions, someone better put it in a bridal magazine. Seriously!!!

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  5. I like that you call her your fiance's "little sister" and she's a young Amazon woman. What a flattering cut on her!

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  6. Wonderful job! I'm so impressed with how you get all the dresses to fit so well. I have a hard enough time getting my own dresses to fit - I couldn't even begin to imagine making a dress for someone else. Especially a fitted on. Way to go!

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  7. This is my favorite so far... she looks gorgeous.

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  8. It's amazing how much time you are putting into all these details of your wedding. You are doing such a fantastic job and I love reading all about it. ♥

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  9. that is great!! and how proud will you be when they are wearing them and you can say you made them all! So Impressive!

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  10. ooh, this is my favorite of the 3 you've shown so far. Way to go!

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  11. Ooh its lovely, cant wait to see the finished line up! :)

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  12. Anonymous6/23/2011

    This is my favorite yet, I am so jealous of your brides maids! Not only are you making their dresses, but they are lovely and definitely will be able to be worn after the wedding too.

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  13. Beautiful! and I like your 'soon to be' little sister's pixie hair look, cute!

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  14. I think this one is my favorite. wow you totally inspire me to try to make dresses...too bad I'm really bad at it. =(

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  15. Gorgeous! I like it better than the inspiration piece

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  16. Anonymous6/23/2011

    This is my favorite of the three bridesmaid dresses!

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  17. This is my favourite one so far! And you have done a fantastic job on making them all!

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  18. I love this one! And she's gorgeous too. She almost looks like Carey Mulligan!

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  19. Beautiful. I look forward to seeing all five together.

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  20. Oh my gosh! Will you make me one!? I mean, after your wedding is over. And your future Sis-in-law is gorgeous! Excuse the shallowness, but between you and your bridesmaids, you are going to have beautiful wedding photos!

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  21. This one is by far my favorite!

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  22. Ditto!! This is also my favorite bridesmaid dress so far!! Beautiful!!!

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  23. You all are so kind! Yes, I am lucky to have such beautiful bridesmaids (and excellent models) and I hope they can wear their dresses again!

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  24. I really love all these bridesmaid dresses! They will fit your girls perfectly! You are doing such an amazing job and I adore reading all about it! Keep up the great work!

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  25. Anonymous7/09/2011

    Adorable dress! And she is INSANELY cute--love her hair!

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