July 28, 2008

pretty pretty patterns

These bridesmaid photos may just have me convinced on pattern over solid. I absolutely love these dresses, as seen over at the knot and snippet&ink.

The fabrics below are all wonderfully Finnish Marimekko cotton, which I think would be perfect for our hot July wedding. I love the big, bold, graphic patterns. They're all $42US/yard (unless I could convince my Dad to bring some back right from Finland, how cool would that be?!). My little bit of research indicates that a strapless dress like the above would need 2-3 yards per dress plus another fabric for lining since its cotton. However, I have no idea what kind of costs are involved to have a dress made... Is it possible to do for under $200 total??

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