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Topic: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club!  (Read 349074 times)
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« Reply #310 on: April 05, 2005 06:54:39 AM »

I think that would be great. Which view were you thinking? I think it would look better without the drape, but if u want to make it then I  would do it in a sheer contrast fabric. Having it in the same fabric looks  little strangeGrin
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« Reply #311 on: April 05, 2005 07:26:31 AM »

Sundance....DO IT, DO IT!  I DARE you, does that convince you?
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« Reply #312 on: April 05, 2005 07:42:59 AM »

you should so do that! thats dress is awesome! good luck!!! u can do it! Grin
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« Reply #313 on: April 05, 2005 03:13:40 PM »

Hey everyone, I didn't make my prom dress but I'm looking for suggestions to jazz it up. It's a really atypical and simple 80s (? I'm bad with fashion periods) strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline (boning in the bodice) and a full skirt. It hits below my knees:


It looks a lot greener than it truly is. And it's on a mannequin.. I'm not that pasty.  Tongue

It's actually a turquoise colour:


Anybody have ideas as to what I can do with it?

Also, any idea what type of shoes to go with it? I'd appreciate it.
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« Reply #314 on: April 05, 2005 03:31:05 PM »

you could give it to me Tongue I love that dress.. it's gorgeous!
maybe you could add some pretty beaded details along the top
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« Reply #315 on: April 05, 2005 04:23:57 PM »

That's 80's forsure.  I think my neighbor had that dress for prom. It looks to have tulle underneith the skirt.  You could shorten the skirt to be just above the knee and leave the tulle a bit longer so it peaks out the bottom.  Then add ribbon at the waist and long the top.  If the skirt is too puffy, you can probably remove a layer of tulle.  Another option on the tulle is to rip it out and change out the tulle color to black instead.
Kind of like McCall's 4460
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4460.htm?tab=evening_prom_bridal&page=2

Note the shoes on the pattern cover.  I wouldn't match the entire shoe to the  color of the dress.  I'd go with a strappy pair in a light color like silver, clear rhinestones or something like that.  But if you keep the dress plain, you can get a total funky pair that has the color somewhere in it.
Check out these for make your own:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10372.0
Page 6 has more photos.

I painted a pair of dyeable shoe with acrylic paint and they worked great.  Maybe you cound paint some funky patterns on your shoes?  Crap! Now I want to paint some funky shoes...with swirls in great colors....agh...I'll have to see if I find another pair to paint.
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« Reply #316 on: April 05, 2005 04:57:44 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I have zero experience at beading, and honestly, I dislike beading. I'm just uninspired, I guess.

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If you want to go for real 50s glamor, wear long over the elbow gloves and were jewelled bracelets over the top of the gloves.

I'm not sure how gloves would be, the dress is actually made of cotton and really light.

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It looks to have tulle underneith the skirt. 

That's actually a crinoline that the seller used to make the skirt fuller. I won't be needing a crinoline. I was considering tulle, however. Thank you.
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« Reply #317 on: April 05, 2005 07:02:17 PM »

My mom is making mine.  Can I join?  My prom is Friday.
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« Reply #318 on: April 05, 2005 07:27:56 PM »

wow i love that dress...where did u find it? i wanna do something sorta like that for next year!

i dont think it matters if ur mom is making it...does it?Huh lol  Grin
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« Reply #319 on: April 05, 2005 08:33:39 PM »

Prom on Friday! Wow, ours is May 14th and I thought that was early!
Of course you can join, let your mother show off her crafty skill too!
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