Monday, April 30, 2012

Prom 2012: The Year of the Knock-Off!

Usually I only take on 1 student prom dresses, but 2 girls asked me last spring (a year in advance), and they are both such sweet girls, so I couldn't say no!

Miss T wanted the Mila Kunis Oscar dress from Feb. 2011, but chose a different color than the lavender shown (bright peacock blue).


We are raising the neckline and making the foundation in stretch satin, seriously reducing the amount of skin showing. I have matching lace and chiffon, so we are really trying to get as close to the Elie Saab gown as possible. Miss T is a tall, thin ballet dancer, with a striking resemblance to Taylor Swift. She also is acing my AP Statistics class, which makes her smart and beautiful! I'm using Vogue 8358 as the foundation pattern, but rounded out the neckline. The muslin was a perfect fit!



Miss L was in my class last year, and her mom is a teacher in the same building. She has a more petite frame, and is such a natural beauty! She wants the infamous Breakfast at Tiffany's dress, but (again) in a different color (champagne pink).


Miss L also wants the skirt portion slightly more "flowy", with added width and in chiffon. I'm using New Look 6799 as my basis, but already hacked up the back, and am eliminating the waistband.


Here's my 1st muslin:





We had our fitting today, and it needs to be taken in under the bust, and I need to make the waistband vanish. But, I'm super-duper pumped about how the bodice back turned out!


We are also fashioning the necklace, which will be attached to the dress (so it sits properly). Quite excited! Prom is May 23, so I'd better get back to work. I'll check in soon!

12 comments:

KID, MD said...

These are going to be awesome! The Audrey dress muslin looks amazing.

Linda T said...

Two lucky ladies! Dresses will be amazing!

Anna Christina said...

Wow! They are both such fun styles. Aren't you lucky to be working on classy dresses for prom. Some of them just show a bit too much skin.

BeckyMc said...

Every year I look forward to your Prom dresses. I love the look of these, especially the Audrey Hepburn dress. Elegant and classy.

Andrea said...

This is looking terrific. I just know its going to be georgeous!

Juliane said...

Wow! These are both lovely, really love the back on the Audrey dress. I know you are having fun with these projects.

Gail said...

Love the back on the Audrey dress too. You must be the most popular teacher.

glorm said...

Wow--even the muslin looks good.

The final dresses will be gorgeous.

Dilliander said...

The Audrey muslin looks great, both students must be very happy and excited.

Nancy K said...

What lucky young women.

Sarah C said...

These girls are incredibly lucky! I know their dresses will be amazing!

Bunny said...

This is looking fabulous Christine. Your muslin back is perfect!