Next Friday, my brother-in-law is getting married. His fiancee called the other night to let me know that they no longer needed a candle lighter (they’ve been supplied with electric candles), but would like Taylor to be a Jr. Bridesmaid instead. I know the hopes of finding a dress in the right color is going to be next to impossible (or even in red), but as luck would have it, I had a NEW bridesmaid’s dress (it was never worn as the wedding was canceled) in the exact colors as hers!
Of course, the style is a bit ‘adult’ looking for a 10 year old (you can see a photo of the dress in black at the bottom of this post) and it didn’t fit properly, so I’ve decided to take the plunge and rip it apart and cannibalize the fabric (even the zipper!). Since my pattern stash is packed away (and it was too late to go to the store), I sifted through what was sitting out and have settled on Simplicity 4255 – View B. I know this particular design is a sun dress, but the neckline looks like it could be ‘dressy’ and I love the crisscross straps in the back. If possible, I intend on lengthening the dress, but it will all depend on how much fabric I have to work with. Wish me luck!