Well I last reported that I had been searching for a flower girl dress for Darly to wear for her big day. I've found lots of cute dresses, but I also found a pattern that I thought would make an excelent dress.
Yesterday we went to MIL's house and showed her the pattern. She thought it looked very good, but said we had the wrong color. Luckily SIL called while we were there. She gave us the style number of the Bridesmaid dresses...
The color of this dress is Pistachio (this is where MIL was confused by the color.)
So I started snooping and found this flower girl dress...
I think that this is the dress that Neice wants for the flower girls. I know that DH is not willing to spend that much and I doubt that BIL (other flower girl's dad) will be able to spend this much...which is probably why Neice was being so evasive when I spoke to her.
So I found this pattern:
SIL is an excelent seamstress. She made the flower girl dress for Neice #2 to be in my wedding. It looke very much like a little girl copy of the Bridesmaid dresses that I had picked. She was so perfect.
So I suggested that perhaps if SIL has the time she might make the dresses. According to MIL, SIL was thrilled that I suggested this. I thought this would be a way to make Neice happy and make the "perfect dress" more affordable for BIL & us...and the girls would be sure to match. I also feel that the pattern I picked out will make a very close copy of the dress that Neice wants...however, I'm not married to it LOL. If Neice & SIL pick out another pattern that is closer to what Neice picked out, that's fine by me. I'm just thrilled that SIL seems so far to be excited about sewing the dresses. I also think that SIL could cut out cousin's dress first (as she is bigger than Darly) and then cut out Darly's dress from the same pattern.
Now a call to SIL is needed to confirm that she is indeed thrilled to do the sewing...and some negotiations for the money involved. A check on shoes and we're set. Oh and I have to tell them we most likely will not be staying there for 10 days.