Assembling my bridesmaid dresses

This is the third post in a series on my bridesmaid dresses. Click here to see the first and link to the rest 🙂

I put together the bodice and lining and then double checked each girl’s measurements before attaching the skirt. Since the skirt was all one piece (except where I had cut the circle to insert the zipper and back seam), any bodice alterations after attaching the skirt required removal of the skirt. The skirt did not have side seams. I saved attaching the straps for my bridal shower weekend, when everyone flew in and could try on their dresses. Only one dress required major alterations (removing the skirt and zipper), which wasn’t too bad.

Here is a short sequence of dress assembly pictures!

Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Bodices sewn, straps pinned into place, back pinned
shut, lining complete except back; yellow, pink (red),
purple, and blue dresses.
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Bodice complete on purple, pinned in back
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Bodice assembled, pinned in back, lining skirt attached
without circle skirt, waistband pinned on; blue dress.
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Skirt pinned in place (waistband laid across),
back unfinished; blue dress.
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Skirt when it’s fully open, pinned in place.
Back still pinned at this point; blue dress.
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Completed dress with the lining flipped out;
teal dress (green in the rainbow).
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Trying on the dress (blue).
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
Trying on the dress, pinned in the back (blue).
Assembly of the bridesmaid dresses | Bobbins of Basil
All the dresses, pinned/sewn together. Purple is
missing the skirt at this point.

The details, like the zippers, hems, and waistbands, turned out really well. Click here to see them!

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