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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Lucille ~sock pig~ on: January 26, 2010 07:56:04 PM
Look at its legs!!
2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Cupcakes & Brownies & Pie, Oh my! on: September 27, 2009 07:35:13 PM
Decadent! I would pay good money for those.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red 50's Prom Dress! Butterick 4919 on: July 31, 2009 08:49:37 PM
Thanks, you guys! I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. I kept meaning to. I know, I know. What a pitiful excuse Wink

Christinadavinci: You should! Find a fun white fabric to play up the simplicity.

E.J.: That petticoat idea sounds fantastic! I would have done so in a heartbeat if I owned one. I think it would look fun shorter, but my legs weren't in such great condition when I was making it.
The dress wasn't difficult at all except for one or two steps, joining of the bodice&skirt and inserting the zipper. Then again, I've never done anything like this. It's probably not as hard for normal-abled sewer.
4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: There's always money in the banana stand on: July 31, 2009 08:38:11 PM
These look delicious! I love the AD reference, too Smiley
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 40 ENTRIES / Re: Ghosts in my Parents' House on: July 06, 2009 07:39:19 PM
Very Edward Gorey!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: I read too many mysteries =D on: June 29, 2009 09:41:39 PM
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Oompa Loompa Land..pic overload on: June 08, 2009 04:20:07 PM
I applaud you!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: It's finally cold enough to make scarves...but I'm still making bags on: May 25, 2009 07:11:29 PM
This is the perfect everyday bag.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: colorful granny square throw on: May 25, 2009 07:10:22 PM
Looks great!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Red 50's Prom Dress! Butterick 4919 on: May 18, 2009 09:17:47 PM
I think this is my first topic, despite having an account for the longest time.

On to the craft. I decided to make my dress for my senior prom. Very bold, considering I had never used a pattern before and certainly had never made such a major article of clothing. It was a bit stressful. I put it all off until a few weeks before the dance. Bad idea-- if there's one thing I (should) have learned in high school, it's to do things in a timely manner. With AP testing, assignments, and clubs, it's hard to avoid. I had Momma hem and do the zipper the school day before, so I can't take all the credit. My friends seemed to like that I made my dress. Hopefully it wasn't just out of courtesy. It was definitely worth it Smiley Prom queen with a DIY dress!

Side view. The back pieces extend to criss-cross on the front, then tie on the back.

If I could have changed something, I probably would have cinched another row on the straps a few inches below the gathers. I'm not so well endowed up there, so opening up the neckline would have helped  Wink
Thanks for looking!
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