I kept forgetting to post this baby on here. I'm glad I finally remembered because I seriously love this dress!
Now, lemme tell you something about the model (one of my great friends, <3):
I wanted to participate in the Joann's Own Your Look Prom Dress Contest this year, however, I couldn't make a dress for myself because I couldn't go to prom this year (I suppose that it seems right since I did graduate from High School approximately one year ago
). The rules said I could make the dress for someone else attending prom. Therefore, I asked my friend Leah. She didn't have any clear idea about what she wanted her prom dress to look like and let me have free reign over the design and everything. I really wanted to do something avant garde because I really wanted to win (the prizes were money for school--which I NEED--and a Joann's gift card). She didn't want to go too crazy and cut me off at the knees when I mentioned wanting to put her in a petticoat. She hates pink and doesn't think that poofy, frilly things look good on her. After much toning down, I came up with this:
Forgive the sorta frumpiness of it all. I didn't have access to an iron before we took this pictures and it had been stashed deep within her closet for about two weeks. I don't know if you can tell, but I created the skirt out of several sort of bell shaped panels to create a scalloped edge. It created a nice sort of A-line shape which is hard to tell underneath the black lace. And can you believe that was my first time working with an invisible zipper? My mom also sews and kept telling me that they're wicked hard to do but I did it! Now she regrets not letting me go to a fashion school. Haha.
And here's the back:
The contest also required me to create one accessory. I love working with flowers so I created a corsage out of silk flowers. Her boyfriend/date helped me out a little to the best of his ability but I ended up just choosing something myself because she kept turning down his selections. I made him a matching boutonniere but sadly, I do not have a photo of that.
I've always made my own corsages and she's always loved them. It made my day to see her happy face after presenting this to her. My mom was pretty excited too. Lol.
Thanks for viewing my first self-made dress ever and have a pleasant day or evening!