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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Prom Dress Reveal - Finally!

For the last 6 weeks or so I've spent my weekends and some evenings after work sewing my baby girl's dress for her Senior Prom.  After committing to make the dress I can't say I didn't have a few regrets along the way. Our dining room has been a sewing room for the last few months.

Three of the reasons I agreed to make the dress were

1) so that the dress would fit properly,
2) so that no one else would be wearing the same dress, and
3) because she could have an original dress that would otherwise cost HUNDREDS for $130 in materials plus countless hours of labor!

First we picked a pattern, some fabric, and some lace.

Then I sewed and sewed.

Yes, it was a LOT of work, but the smile on her face when she went off to prom feeling like
a princess in her "vintage" original it was all worth it!

Love LOVE the Lacing up the back

Black crepe back satin bodice,
burgundy crepe satin skirt
Scalloped chantilly lace overskirt
The slip has two layers of net ruffles

The royalty pose

My favorite couple shot

My favorite solo shot

The Titanic "Heart of the Ocean" necklace in red was the
perfect find to go with the dress -, of course!

On to my next project!

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It's All Connected said...

You did it! You made her a one of a kind, perfectly tailored, beautiful dress. She looks lovely and very, very, happy! ~ Maureen

Zoe said...

It is beautiful!! I love the black lace over the burgandy. And she looks like she loved it!!

Teri said...

Fabulous!! She looks stunning.

Debbie said...

You haven't "known" me long, but I have a huge affection for what I call the princess projects. I love prom and formals and weddings. Locals call me a groupie.

Your daughter is a beautiful girl anyway, but she is just stunning in this. I love the picture where she is swishing it. You just have to swish a princess dress. It's a rule.

I also love that close up. How lovely she is!

I know there was a lot of work to do on this, but you have a one-of-a kind creation and a memory that will last a lifetime.

I'm giving you ten thumbs up.
(You can do that when you are all thumbs like I am.)

Sooner Laura said...

Thanks everyone! Yes Debbie, we ladies love those princess projects. I took several shots of her twirling and some of her boyfriend twirling her and they were SO COOL! But I didn't want to bore anyone with 10 twirling photos so I only shared the one. Love the thumb comment - you are so clever!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a lot of work - thank heavens it worked out. Looks fantastic and so does your daughter.

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

What a beautiful dress!!! Your daughter looks like a princess and deserves to feel like one. Its so refreshing to see her in a classic and perfectly tailored dress. She is absolutely a lovely, young lady.

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Kerry said...

Absolutely beautiful! Prom dress season was always such a stressful time for us shopping to find the perfect dress. Your daughter's is even more perfect because it's original and handmade! Very nice!

Nelly@DGInnovations said...

Looks so elegant! I love it! Kudos to you on taking on the project! Looks like a lot of sweat went into that dress, with a beautiful outcome, of course!
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micki @ ADD housewife said...

the dress is just lovely. The colors really suit her.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Wow and woweeeee. I can't believe that was handmade. What a lovely thing that she will treasure always!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

The sacrifices we make for those we love IS ALWAYS worth it! I'm sure she felt like a princess. ;)

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Bridalinlove Prom said...

Lovely, very lovely, I always want a vintage style prom dress, and it is so different from others.