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Topic: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club!  (Read 297137 times)
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« on: February 02, 2005 01:04:49 PM »

Inspired by htking and indigo flower girl I am starting the promalong. For all you crafty girls out there who are making your prom dresses this year (or guys making tuxes, that would be WAY WAY impressive!), join us, send us pictures, details, ask us questions. Join the group. It's never too early to start thinking about PROM!  Wink

(edited by melidomi to make it promalong - as in you're all doing it along with each other, sorry, control freak here.)
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005 01:23:20 PM »

I'm in.  I've been thinking about making a Prom dress for awhile now.  I didn't want to go without a date, but maybe I could just steal some other girl's date when I get there Wink.  What materials would the more experienced seamstresses/seamsters (word I coined because my dad sews and is most definitely NOT a 'seamstress') recommend?  Would a tulle skirt be too over the top?  And what colors?  I don't care for spring colors (pastels, light colors, pink) or at least hate the way they look with my pale skin and black hair, but I don't want to look funereal, either.  Dark green to match my eyes, maybe?  Strapless is out because I'm, well, too...voluptuous for that.  Any ideas for how to do a dress with a built-in bra? Also, I am in love with vintage (as in twenties through forties) designs so I will definitely do something like that.   
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005 03:21:29 PM »

I'm in.  I've been thinking about making a Prom dress for awhile now.  I didn't want to go without a date, but maybe I could just steal some other girl's date when I get there Wink.  What materials would the more experienced seamstresses/seamsters (word I coined because my dad sews and is most definitely NOT a 'seamstress') recommend?  Would a tulle skirt be too over the top?  And what colors?  I don't care for spring colors (pastels, light colors, pink) or at least hate the way they look with my pale skin and black hair, but I don't want to look funereal, either.  Dark green to match my eyes, maybe?  Strapless is out because I'm, well, too...voluptuous for that.  Any ideas for how to do a dress with a built-in bra? Also, I am in love with vintage (as in twenties through forties) designs so I will definitely do something like that.   

yeah, so far i have no date options yet, but hopefully thatll all change when the time draws near. i think i'm about the opposite...i like lots of colors and am very, um..w/e the reverse of voluptous is, but havent ever worn a strapless dress.

i've never made a dress, even more why i want to try making my prom dress, so i cant answer the question about the bra, even tho i want to do that for mine too. 

maybe a dark green like you said or a turquoise could look good & suit your color preferences w/o being too dark. maybe brighten it up with a gold sash for the turquoise? not sure....kind of what i'm thinking of for myself. (even tho i normally NEVER wear gold!)
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2005 04:09:13 PM »

I don't have prom comin up anytime soon (I'm only 14) but I have a fashion revue on April 16th and I would like to make a promish kinda dress for it. I want somethin thats fitted up top, and maybe ruched (sp?) in the middle or own both sides. Then I want it kinda flowy at the bottom, if you know what I mean, kinda like a long tutu. I'm sorry if I confused you, but I'm wonderin if anybody more experienced has any tips or can guide me to a website that could help me, blah blah blah etc. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2005 04:11:25 PM »

Madamedefarge: based on your colouring (lol, how hokey does that sound?) I think a colour/fabric like Charlize Theron's or Nicole Kidman's dresses at the Golden Globes would be gorgeous..

http://cache.eonline.com/Features/Awards/Golden2005/Fashion/Images/theron.011605.jpg
(It's a little hard to see on my monitor, but it's a dark tealy-blue)
http://cache.eonline.com/Features/Awards/Golden2005/Fashion/Images/kidman.011605.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2005 04:26:45 PM »

Does anyone know a pattern that would work for these dresses?
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2005 04:32:57 PM »

 I am also making a dress... exsept it isn't for a prom it is for a semi-formal. I drew a sketch of it here:


I'm not that good at drawing but... Undecided
 I already have the fabrick it is light sea foam green w. some blue.I don't know if that is dressy enough though.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2005 04:40:07 PM »

yay! my first post. *ahem* anyways - my prom is coming up in about 3 months =) i'm planning to make it a corset typed dress , still haven't bought the fabric though .. but i'm planning on black and green  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2005 04:44:52 PM »

I have a problem   Tongue For me, I like really ...unique  Wink Clothing. Dresses especially, I like to have elegant but crazy wild designs! Nothing too ..erm.. stupid though ^^ Can anyone help me? I look good in black, and red (my favourite colours) . Help anyone?  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2005 05:45:02 PM »

this sounds like such a good idea!  i have been wanting to make a prom dress (and i totally feel ya on the date issue, though i do have someone in mind...)  if it ends up working out, i will so post it here!
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