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Iridessa Inspired Fairy Flower Girl Dress

November 14, 2015

Description: A custom-order “Iridessa Party Dress” for a very special little girl who was a flower girl in a wedding on Halloween.  The dress is entirely handmade with a pattern I created which features a petal skirt with four layers and a large focal sunflower on the front.  The wings, flower crown and sunflower “wand” were also handmade to complete the outfit.

Custom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolioCustom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolio

Inspired by Iridessa from the Disney Fairies series, this Iridessa dress was created over several weeks, with each detail carefully planned and executed.  The focal point of the dress, the large sunflower, is composed of a center made of 100’s of hand sewn french knots using ribbon embroidery (it took a loooong time, but came out exactly how I imagined and was SO worth it)!

It was difficult to photograph, but in person, the texture of the french knots made with ribbon is exactly what I wanted for the center of the sunflower.  It is pretty impressive, if I may say so myself, but even more than that, it is so satisfying when something you envision comes to life exactly how you want it!

Custom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolioCustom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolioCustom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolio

The wings were also made by hand.  Unable to find yellow wings that I liked, I decided to create my own using two pairs of inexpensive wings which I then dismantled and reassembled into a single pair with the desired shape and size.  I then decorated the wings with the gold glitter swirls and sunflowers in the center.

Custom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolioCustom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolioCustom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolio

The flower crown and wand were created for the wedding and the tennis shoes were created for trick-or-treating (since her fancy party shoes would not have been warm enough or comfortable enough).  ;)

Custom Disney Fairies Iridessa Sunflower Girls Dress featuring handmade accessories | Delightfully Kristi #portfolio

Here are a couple more photos of the planning and progress of the outfit, and the inspiration behind the dress herself, Iridessa:

Disney Fairy Iridessa, inspiration | Delightfully KristiDisney Fairy Iridessa, Flower Girl Costume sketch | Delightfully KristiDisney Fairy Iridessa, Flower Girl Costume sketch & fabric | Delightfully Kristi

I am especially pleased with how this outfit came out.  It was a true labor of love to make this Iridessa dress, and I hope you are inspired by it as well!

Thanks for reading :)

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

Interested in a custom design for you or someone you know?  I take commissions!

Feel free to email any inquires to delightfullykristi@gmail.com; I’ll be happy to help if I can!

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