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Iokina
« on: April 21, 2008 04:18:08 PM »

Finally! After 2 weeks of slaving night and day, here, my friends is my perfect Prom Dress.



This took 5 1/2 yards of black satin
3 yards of lime green stretchy satin
5 yards terribly hard to sew rhinestone-encrusted sheer black fabric
6 yards of black lining
6 yards of thick netting
2 yards black interfacing
roll of stitch witchery
lots of boning...just lots
2 spools of black thread
one spool lime green thread
bottle of black seed beads
2 rhinestone encrusted buttons
3 black jewels (purse not seen)

There are two layers of thick netting under the dress. Every seam of the lining and dress was stitched with small stitches then overcasted. The overlay has entirely french seams (difficult to do when you technically can't iron the fabric...the glitter/rhinstones kept melting). The stripes on the bust have rows of hand beading on them. I'll get a better picture of that later.

Halfway through the hem I realized I had never actually hemmed anything before.

My Boyfriend and I


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The Back


Closeup of the neck and earrings my mom and I designed. I ended up not having the time to make it myself, so my mom did it for me. T'was her first time making jewelry!



As for the pattern, I just used Simplicity 5207. Everything else was drafted myself. I used the pattern for the black dress. My boyfriends mom also made my corsage and his boutanir (How do you spell that?!) In addition to all of the flowers for 4 of my other friends.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008 04:52:32 PM »

OMG! That is gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! Yuo look great! Fanatastic job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008 05:38:42 PM »

those are great colors together, it turned out wonderful & you look beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008 06:15:26 PM »

W O W ! !  excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor...  Can not even begin to describe how much I love that dress!  It is gorgeous!!! Love the jewelry too, your mom is awsome!

wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow !!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008 07:49:08 AM »

B-E-A-UTIFUL !!!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2008 09:26:04 AM »

That's beautiful! I love the green. Great job Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008 07:44:47 AM »

SO PRETTY LOVE THE COLORS!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008 05:30:35 PM »

Wow, guys! I really app all your kind words! Thanks a ton
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008 05:38:25 PM »

That's so beautiful. You look so pretty in it to!  Simply gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008 06:44:53 PM »

Gorgeous and best of all, one of a kind.

I hope you had fun!
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