Gentle Landings: Embellishing Dresses

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2000

Flower girls look enchanting with butterflies fluttering on their dresses. The appliques are easy to attach with a needle and thread. Ribbons streaming from their bouquets are decorated with the same butterflies, which appear to fly through the air when the girls walk.

Tools and Materials
White lace butterfly appliques
Simple dresses
Sewing supplies
24-inch-long ribbons

Embellishing Dresses How-To
1. For dresses, place the appliques in random clusters all over, then sew one or two stitches in the center of each applique to secure.
2. For bouquets, sew an applique to each end of the ribbon, then tie the ribbons around the handle of the bouquet.

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