And now for the bridesmaids dresses

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Jo-Ann Fabric is not the place to get emotional. I know this now from personal experience. It hit me as my sister went around the store looking for fabric that was the right shade of pink: She is moving out and going all the way to Michigan. People give you odd looks when you are staring at pink fabrics as if your heart is being ripped out.

After my emotional moment (or ten), I became excited with my sister as she picked out a pretty cotton fabric that was the right color. Now, I know what some of you are thinking, and you would be right - cotton and weddings don't normally go together. However, when you are trying to do an inexpensive wedding in a short time (the wedding is July 22!) cotton is a good choice.

We also found a pattern that we loved! Rebekah is going to be making most of the dresses using this pattern with a couple of modifications.

Keep watching this blog for more updates!

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  1. Looks lovely! I can't wait to see the finished products. They're going to be so beautiful on the bridesmaids!

  2. The fabric and color sound lovely. I can't wait to see the finished product.

  3. When my best friend got married, she wanted the bridesmaid dresses to be practical too even though it was only her twin sister and myself. We had cotton fabric of bright flowers on a white background. She did add a silky sash for us just to dress it up a little more.

    I'm sure you girls are going to be lovely in those dresses! I hope you'll share pictures. :)

    1. That is so neat, Rebekah. I plan to share pictures throughout this whole process.

  4. The dresses are going to be gorgeous!! I love that you're sharing all these wedding tidbits with us, Sarah. :)

  5. Excellent pattern and fabric choices! I used that same skirt pattern for my wedding dress, and I used linen with a sheer overlay with crosses on it. I used a different top pattern because it was an autumn outdoor wedding and I wanted longer sleeves. (My bridesmaids used the same pattern with cotton fabric.)
    I LOVE that skirt, and I'm planning to use the pattern again over the next month or two for my lavender bridesmaid dress for my sister-in-law's wedding at the end of July!