. . . Grey? Gray?
Oh well---either way, it's one of my favorite colors. I made this dress for my senior prom, which was last May. I didn't want to buy some gorgeous, floofy, super-expensive dress that I was never going to touch again, so after a lot of thinking, I decided I wanted to make my own dress, in a simpler style than what you usually see at a prom! A lot of the inspiration for the silhouette came from vintage dresses I perused for hours on the computer.
It's definitely something I would wear to another formal occasion. I'm absolutely in love with the fabric; it's thick, smooth, and has a perfect weight. It's some silk rayon blend, if I recall correctly. Sadly, none of these pictures really do it justice, but they're the only ones I have right now.
The whole dress from the front. The skirt isn't that wrinkled normally, I promise. This was taken after a lot of dancing.
Close-up on the bodice. I'm proud of those seams---I had never sewn anything curved before!
And the whole dress from the side.
I love this dress, which is good, because it was sooo much work. My mom helped me a lot by showing me how to do things I hadn't learned yet (and putting in the zipper & hem herself, which is good, because they would have come out wonky if I'd done it). I was pretty picky about the way I wanted it, so she also helped me draft the pattern. It was definitely an ambitious project for the level I was at at the time, so it was great to be able to pester her to show me how to do something.
And now I'll never be scared to make skirts, dresses, or sew curves, because I definitely have those things DOWN after making this.
Thanks for looking!