The subject says it all. I spent hours and hours making this prom dress (and by that, I mean hours painting it and like minutes sewing it)......
and was then uninvited to prom (prom is this Saturday.)
I'm not going to bore you guys with the story, but yeah, I'm not in the best mood now. So, I don't have the motivation to bother hemming it or fixing the straps or sewing in little messed up pieces because, what's the point now? Oh well.. stuff happens and boys really do suck.
So this dress is painted chiffon (entirely inspired by and credited to IamTheShelbster). I bought approximately 5 yards of chiffon, painted it on a clothes line in my basement (after I remembered that wind existed when my painted fabric smacked me in the face). I used a tupperware container of water and like a 4 second squirt of paint. I did 2 coats. I did small stripes on one part, large stripes on the other and blended all the way. The lining is thin cotton white muslin.
This is the fabric laid out after the paint job.
This is the fabric squished up after the paint job.
I used pattern M5094 by McCall's but improvised a lot of it because the fabric it calls for isn't transparent (and I've never sewn with transparent fabric, so I made that up too.) It turned out well.. The directions aren't necessary. All you need are the cut outs. My first zipper, second sewing project, and first disinvitation. Haha...
Comments, criticism or questions are greatly appreciated. I loved making this dress. The painting was fun, the sewing was easy and quick.