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« on: July 29, 2006 09:18:57 PM »

I've got a really basic eggplant colored prom dress that I never actually wore because about a week before prom I decided it was a stupid tradition and I didn't want to pay to go.  But I already had the dress (only spent $40, which isn't terribly too much) and anyway, I'd like to do something with it.  I love wearing dresses... any way to deformalize a formal dress?  Anybody try revamping a prom dress?  Even just making it into a cooler formal dress, whatever!  I feel the need to do SOMETHING with it...

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006 01:18:22 PM »

perhaps you could post a picture...
but, you could maybe take out the underskirt (if its pouffy), and shorten the skirt up a bit... make it more casual looking...  or remove some of the embellishments (beading, sequins, etc.) if there are any, to make it less formal....
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006 03:27:12 PM »

As the previous poster mentioned its difficult to give you a suggestion without seeing a photo.  When I think of prom dresses I think of spaghetti straps or strapless and long skirts.  You could shorten the skirt to near the knee or even above and then use the amount you cut off the skirt to make shrug.  This would be less formal and also allow you to wear it when a strapless may not be appropriate.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006 06:28:39 PM »

Oops!  I forgot to add the pic.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2006 06:31:26 PM »

i know, i know, this is a crafty forum... but...have you considered donating it to a charity? There's one near me who distributes prom dresses to underprivileged girls.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2006 09:24:12 PM »

I have to say, I agree with fancypants. It's a pretty dress, as is, and it could really mean a lot to a girl.

But if you really want to get your $$ worth, here's an idea.
Seeing as the top is kind of corsety, it looks like you could detatch it easily and have a, well, corset top. I can see that with jeans and heels. Then you could make the skirt into a, well, skirt, or just use it for fabric to make pillows or another top, or something.

If you want to make it different, try adding sheer puffed sleeves and a split sheer overskirt for a fairytale look.
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