"Little Thistle"

for Riley Kish


 

 









 

 

Riley is going to be a flower girl in a Scottish wedding. All of the boy attendants will be wearing kilts, and all of the girl attendants will wear beautiful gowns that look like thistle flowers. Riley is going to be the tiniest thistle of them all. She is so excited to be in this wedding, and is taking her duties very seriously.


Riley’s flower girl dress is made of pure silk dupioni, and has a shimmery purple bodice and a spring green skirt. The sleeveless bodice is stitched to resemble a thistle flower, and is hand beaded with purple seed beads. The full skirt has a pleat in the front, and the hem is embroidered with silk ribbon and is accented with clear seed beads. Many loops of pink, rose, and lavender silk ribbon accentuate the waistline. The dress fastens in the back with snaps. Riley’s pretty headpiece is a circle of lavender rosebuds and little pink bows, and has a large double bow of wide silk ribbon in the back.