A while back, I had the honor of hosting a wedding shower for a friend (the same one this quilt was made for!) Since its getting close to the time of year filled with weddings and wedding showers again, I thought I’d share the invitations and how I made the little doily dresses.
I drew out and scanned in her name for the top, then filled in the rest of the text. I made the cute little wedding dress out of some paper doilies, and that’s the part I’m sharing how to make today! You’ll need some paper doilies (I used the Wilton 4″ ones from JoAnn’s). I also used some skinny ribbon and some leftover white cardstock from the invites themselves. And, of course, scissors and a glue stick.
The skirt of each dress is made out of a doily cut in half. Start by folding it in thirds, then fold the corner over a bit. Set this aside.
To make the bodice of the dress, I cut a couple of the doilies along the decorated edge sections. For this doily, that cut it into tenths. I used some scraps of the cardstock I used for the invites to back most of the bodice, and then cut out a little notch for a sweetheart neckline.
Then, I just used the glue stick to attach the bodice to the skirt, and glued a little strip of ribbon around the waistline. To make the dress stand out from the white card, I glued each one to some bright blue cardstock and cut out a little border around the dress.
The package I got of 30 doilies would make 50 of these dresses, so they go a long way! I think they’d make a cute wedding or shower card to go along with a gift as well 🙂