It started with a dress much like this one. My brother-in-law is getting married in another month, and I made a dress like the one pictured above (just a fraction of a shade darker) for my sister-in-law. I had a friend who had two daughters (and a son) getting baptized and we decided to make dresses for their special occasion. The oldest girl liked the bridesmaid dress so we made her this one. Simplicity 2498 view D in case you were wondering.
That night I got a call from another friend who was looking for someone to sew a bridesmaid's dress for her friend's daughter because the other friend's friend's son was pulling off a three week engagement. I was able to get this dress done in a day (New Look 6909 view E), but it ended up being too small. Fortunately it fit the bride's sister, but that still left another dress to sew.