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Along with a wedding, you can hardly go through all the planning without needing some kind of alterations in the bridal outfits…. My cousin, Lisa, got married 2 weeks ago and I was priviledged to be asked by her sister (my cousin too), Katie, to alter the flowergirl’s outfit. I was excited!

Katie and her mom, Peggy, found this very precious Cinderella dress at Macy’s. It was adorable and fit Shelby well, but, it needed a hit of the bridal color, eggplant, in it. I was all too happy to fix it up for her!
Katie had a friend donate an older bridemaid’s outfit in the same eggplant color that I could use for fabric. This worked out beautifully!
First, I took off the beautiful white rosettes along the waistband (they were sewn and GLUED on. Argh). Then, I took off the white, back satin ties. I used these ties as a pattern for my new, eggplant-colored satin belt.
I actually made the belt in three sections, graduating the belt width from about 4″wide in front to 2″ wide in back. I attached the new belt at each side and at several points in front.

Alternate view.

And the back. It looked so cute on Shelby for the big day! See my sister’s blog, Tune My Heart, for a few pictures from the wedding!
Thank you, Katie, for allowing me to do this for Shelby! She looked so fantastic and I had such a great time doing it!


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