Date: 08-05-2007, 10:51 PM (1 of 4)
|Hi, All! I have been "lurking" here for some time, and I totally enjoy reading all the posts from everyone! Now, I find myself needing some help!! My daughter is getting married in November, and she already has her dress (thank Heavens!), but she wants me to make a dress for her flowergirl. She wants it to be similar to her's, and wants it to have sash to match the bridesmaids dresses. Not a problem, but... the wedding dress has a lot of pick-ups in the skirt. I have no idea of how to make the pick-ups. Is it just fabric gathered in several points, and tacked with thread? How do I determine these points? The other problem I would have is matching the fabric. The wedding dress is beautiful silk, in a diamond white. Does anyone know of a good place to find the fabric? Thank you so much, in advance, for any help! Candy||
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Date: 08-06-2007, 11:11 AM (2 of 4)
Candy -- I'm afraid I can't be of too much help, but www.denverfabrics.com seems to have a large selection of silk. I've never ordered from them, though.
I'm not exactly sure about the pick up skirt either -- what you're saying sounds about right, though. How old is the flower girl? I wonder if there are any little girl's dress patterns out there with pick up skirts..that would probably make your job easier. Good luck -- it sounds like it will be really cute!
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Date: 08-06-2007, 01:16 PM (3 of 4)
Check out simplicities daisy kingdom dresses, if you cannot find one let me know b/c I have a bunch of little girl dress patterns with pickups someone gave me I could mail you a couple, these are really old (ie discontinued) but kids dress patterns are pretty classic,
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Date: 08-06-2007, 08:44 PM (4 of 4)
This is from Simplicity Costume (http://simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=9902), but the Belle/Beauty version sort of counts as a pick-up skirt. Not the style I had pictured though when I read your post.
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