Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Prom Dress 2011 (Better Late...)

Better late, than never... So I finally decided to end the pity party and grab these off of Facebook.
Pattern: Vogue 8360
Size: 12
Fabric: Stretch Satin (3 Yds) and embellished lace (1/2 Yd.) from Haberman Fabrics, Royal Oak MI. Lining (3 Yds) from Joann's.
Notions: 7" Invisible Zipper, Bra Cups

All the work with this dress was in the embellished lace. Strategically laying out the pattern, removing beads/sequins and tying off the remaining threads... But, it's also what makes this dress so gorgeous.
Alterations: you can't see it on the pics, but the dress has a keyhole back with a very low opening. This was the trouble area, because she wanted it low, but not to gape open. It might be why the front pleats are pulling, because I adjusted and took in the center back seam twice, but there was no pulling when I was done. This was my main point of frustration with this project...

All in all, a very pretty dress and very easy to make. The front gathers make this dress flattering on many shapes.

In other news, I have 3 more dresses to show you, but I've been too busy with summertime-home/pool-ownerships duties to blog about them! I will do some photo sessions this week, and get my blog up to date!

7 comments:

Sally said...

the dress is Pretty! I am very glad to see you blogging again!

Anna Christina said...

Beautiful! It is always dificult to get a teenager to reply after an event is finished. I am sure she had many compliments the night of prom.

Anne LO said...

No matter what, it really is a pretty dress. Teenagers can be so picky and see errors no-one else sees.

Gail said...

She looks beautiful. Why are teenage girls so hard on themselves and others?

Irene said...

The dress is very pretty.

robin said...

I think the dress looks great - she is probably just being a typical teenager and forgot all about it.

Dressed2atee said...

The dress is pretty. I've been making prom gowns for 25 years and I get more promises of pics than actual pics. I try to take them myself at final fitting or if I get invited to the prom send off. Society puts so much pressure on women to look a certain way, be a certain size, unfortunately prom is the real beginning of this in a lot of girls' life. Don't stress about your work, it is beautiful.