Monday, November 18, 2013

Beautiful Bubbles!

As I said, I have been busy making flower girl dresses but have had to wait to post them until after the weddings!

I suggested using "Frockstar" from Australian Smocking and Embroidery to the bride that wanted a more modern approach but to wanted to incorporate smocking into the flower girl's dresses.  A perfect marriage of the two, in my opinion, was the Frockstar pattern.

Lawson Bubble Dresses

The skirts are sewn to a shorter length slip style underlining with tulle sandwiched between to provide ample "poufiness" to give the perfect bubble silhouette.  In lieu of a sash, the maid of honor helped to choose organdy ribbon featuring roses to add the color palette of the fall wedding to the girls' dresses.


Lawson Bubble smocking

The smocking was done on a straight piece of fabric, then marked, cut and stitched to a round yoke.  Based on a template using half spaces, the smocking was done rather was all the gathering of the skirts that took the most time!

Lawson Bubble Back

Each ivory batiste sateen dress was finished off with a row of 5 antique buttons, found during an antique excursion with my daughter while in Birmingham, were aged to an off white finish that was perfect for the dress color.  Each button was the same size, but not all were exactly alike...a unique finish!

I adapted the pattern to include side seam pockets at the bride's request to match the pockets featured in her wedding gown.

Lawson Bubble Single

Kind of hard to see the pockets....which was my objective....without actually having hands to model them!

The flower girls each looked adorable...

Lawson bubble

and looked "bubbly" beside the bride and groom!

Lawson wedding party

This pattern was very easy to follow and I enjoyed the challenge of something different.  I want to try a "play" dress like the pattern suggested.

Happy Stitching!



  1. Beautiful dresses! The girls got so many compliments! Thank you so much for sharing in Alyssa & Micah's special day!

  2. I enjoyed making them and am so glad they added to her special day!