I originally posted about this wedding dress applique a few years ago, but since June is traditionally wedding month, I think it deserves another look! And, is this a gorgeous photo or what??
Both of our daughters married within the same year (357 days apart!), so we were knee-deep in wedding planning for months at our house! Both girls came up with so many wonderfully creative ideas that I will share with you in the weeks ahead.
This particular daughter had the brilliant idea of sewing her groom’s name onto the tulle underskirt of her wedding dress. She came to me and asked if I thought I could do that for her, and of course I said yes! She wanted it embroidered in blue, since that would count as her ‘something blue’ as well.
A Wedding Dress Applique
Starting with a swath of satin, she had his name, Bill, embroidered in a gorgeous sky blue on the satin. Then, as I began to think of the design, I thought it would be such fun to cut the bridal appliqué in the shape of a heart. So I drew a template and cut out the design.
After cutting out the heart shape, I then took ivory lace seam binding and sewed it around the edges of the satin heart. After pressing the back of the appliqué, or wrong side, it was ready to be stitched onto the tulle underskirt.
I chose to do this with a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine, but it could be done with a whip stitch by hand, if desired.
After sewing onto the underskirt, I carefully ironed the whole appliqué at a low setting to help it lie flat on the tulle.
The end result was even better than she had envisioned, and the bridal appliqué truly made our daughter’s dress ‘one-of-a-kind’!
Check out these photos from our wonderful photographer, Green Tree Photography!!
Aren’t they beautiful? I can’t tell you how much fun it is to watch your children grow up to choose a wonderful mate! We feel so fortunate that our daughters chose so wisely!!
If you enjoyed this applique idea, I’d love it if you’d click on one of the share buttons to share on your favorite social media! And there’s a pinnable image under my signature.
Have a great day!