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« on: May 02, 2008 05:05:41 PM »

I made my little sister's prom dress over the course of three afternoons before an early morning work shift, and three all-nighters this week. It's crepe-back satin, which I found on clearance at Hancock, and the 5 yards of satin and the two different trims only cost me about $15. Woo for being well under $100, and looking great! This is the second prom dress I've made, the first was my own(and the first thing I'd ever made), but this is the first I've done without a pattern.

The original sketch, which she and I came up with after watching 300:



The dress itself, before hair and makeup:



She's not a girly girl, so that she loves this dress, and isn't grousing about being dragged to prom by a friend in need of a date, is a huge thing. And what would you say if your tomboy sister asked for a prom dress, even though prom was in exactly nine days when she asked? Yeah, I couldn't say no either.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008 05:36:37 PM »

This is beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008 06:17:47 PM »

Nice job. I love the sleeves. Your title made me think of the song on the Grease soundtrack.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008 06:35:23 PM »

 Grin Awesome!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 11:06:05 PM »

Thanks for the kind words! I never feel nervous posting on here, you're all super nice. She got home a little while ago, and said that everyone loved her dress, and kept asking where she'd gotten it. That's such a good feeling..  Cheesy

Aurora, how does it remind you of Grease? I can't recall the names of every song, forgive me..
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008 02:10:54 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous. It way better than any 'generic' prom dress they have in the stores.

I'm wishing I had a big sister to make me dresses... but sadly that will never happen Sad
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008 12:21:21 PM »

There is a song on the Grease soundtrack that goes.. "It's raining.. on prom night".. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008 06:43:18 PM »

There is a song on the Grease soundtrack that goes.. "It's raining.. on prom night".. Smiley

I know that song! Cheesy
I was music director for my school's production of Grease in high school and this one was a lot of fun to put together.

I was deprived of a young girl's dream,
by the cruel force of nature from the blue.
Instead of a night
full of romance serene,
all I got was a runny nose and Asiatic flu.

chorus
It's raining on prom night.
My hair is a mess,
it's running
all over
my taffeta dress,
it's wilting and quilting,
on my maiden form.
And mascara flows all down my nose
because of the storm

I don't even have my corsage.
oh gee
It fell down a sewer with my sisters ID

Guess it's raining on prom night.
Oh my darling what can i do?
I miss you.
It's raining rain from the skies,
and it's raining real tears from my eyes,
over you.
Oh dear god, make him feel the same way i do right now.
Make him want to see me again.
Oh what can I do.
It's raining rain from the skies
it's raining tears from my eyes over you
raining ooooooh
tears from my eyes over you
raining ooooooooh
raining on prom night
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008 07:07:03 PM »

Why have I never heard that song? I feel like I've lost out on something.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2008 10:40:46 AM »

Beautiful dress. I'm amazed you put it together in so little time and for so little money!

About the song:

It's from the stage production of Grease. Instead of going to the dance, Sandy sings that song. It's in the movie if you listen closely. I think it's playing on the jukebox when they're in the diner... I think when Sandy is there with the jock.

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