Don’t make MOUNTAINS out of molehills!
Ya know sometimes you never really know what you’re gonna get when asked to make something for someone…
Now, I won’t lie and say that when someone asks me if I can do something, I’m completely overjoyed and confident that I can deliver on their vision. I’d love to say how confident I am about trying new things! But that would be a lie! LIES I’d be telling 🙂
I lose sleep! Often. Trying to wrap my mind about making someone’s custom look special and professional and what they really want and something that’ll ‘WOW’ them… you get my drift.
So when asked if I could work on a few flower girls’ dresses for an upcoming wedding, I was a ball of nerves. For weeks. Sleepless nights. Lots of research and even solicitations for advice on social media. I wasn’t going to stop at anything! But then, one day the hubby just told me to take it one day at a time.
And that’s just what I did.
Once I got started, this turned out to be much easier than I thought.
Luckily, there was minimal (hand) sewing!
This is the look that was used as inspiration.
Here’s the finished product!
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Interested in making this for yourself? I found this tutorial on YouTube and used it as a reference.
Note #1: If you venture to Hobby Lobby for your tulle – most YouTubers mention 6in x 25yds of tulle – do NOT fall for this! Hobby Lobby, in their Wedding Décor section, has spools of tulle, 6in x 100yds!!! Each dress I made has at least 300 yrds of tulle. Overkill? I liked it… 🙂 Weddings are a time to go BIG!
*Also, if you want glittery tulle, the 6in x 25yds section is not 25yds for glittery tulle! They should be in their own section, since they’re only 12yds and for the SAME $$$. The BANG isn’t worth the buck and you’ll end up with TONS of GLITTER all over your house!
If I ever take on the task of this project again I’ll definitely where to go and what to get…. And what to RUN AWAY from! (No more glitter. Ever!)
I thoroughly enjoyed making the dress for this bride! She was such a beautiful bride and the girls turned out OKAY too 😉 She was happy with the outcome and that’s all I could have asked for!
When I started this project, I was so overwhelmed – I totally overthought it. Lucky for me, it was all in my head! Now, I’m so glad I did it!!
Have you ever gone outside of your comfort zone and been pleasantly surprised? Tell me about it! I want to hear from you! Leave your comments below & I’ll be sure to reply!