How to make a stunning fall fairy dress that you can wear for a Halloween fairy costume, a themed photoshoot, or a flower girl dress. For an autumn wedding or event, you can use fall flowers or leaves for an autumn palette. If you want to make the dress to use in the spring or summer, substitute the fall flowers for spring flowers or rose petals.
Last year, I undertook a sewing task like nothing I had ever attempted before.
Inspired by Angela Clayton’s Fall Flower Fairy Dress that I saw on Pinterest, I decided to make a girl sized version for my nine year old daughter Olivia.
We were thrilled with how well it turned out, but it took me (and my mom jumped into help too — thank you mom!) a few late, late nights to complete it.
After I finished it, I was so busy making my nieces costumes, they were fawns, doing the girls’ photoshoot, and getting ready for Halloween, that I didn’t get this tutorial post up last Halloween.
Of course, this has been an incredibly busy fall this year too, wrapping up all my wedding season editing, catching up on blogging projects, and photographing my son’s football games, that I am once again behind with publishing this tutorial. (In my blogging calendar, I had planned on publishing this in September.)
If you want to tackle this dress before Halloween, you CAN do it! I will let you in on some time saving tips and some mistakes to avoid.
It was such a fun project — my mom and I had an incredible time working on it together after the house was all asleep, two mothers with glue guns and sewing machines, bonding as we created the most beautiful costume either of us has ever made.