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Wilhelmiina
« Reply #1100 on: June 14, 2006 02:19:02 PM »

I finished my dress in time and wore it to my graduation:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilhelminathewallflower/160239452/

I'm happy with how it turned out Smiley
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kjochims28
« Reply #1101 on: June 16, 2006 07:05:39 AM »

I made my own prom dress and hopefully I will get the pics back soon so I can post them!!!  So for now I'll just describe it...  It was full length, hunter green satin, halter top, low back with crystal straps holding the sides together forming an X and also a gathered back so that it was bunched up and hung pretty.  I finished it literally SECONDS before my date came to pick me up, and thats after I called him and asked him to be a half hour late... hahaha.  All in all it turned out really well and I got tons of compliments despite the fact that almost all my finishing touches were very crude and b/c my dress was so tight fitting i had to sew the crystal straps on WHILE i was wearing it (VERY difficult sewing behind your back let me tell you, plus i had to break the straps at the end of the night to get my dress off, I could have simply cut the thread holding them on, but that would have been a big hassle trying not to cut my dress as well.) ANYWAYS, so since i was in such a hurry to get those darn straps sewed on, i sewed them on too high and ended up having use a little duct tape to keep my dress from puckering in a few spots.  This dress was truly the act of a Craftster member, hah.
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myclouds
« Reply #1102 on: June 16, 2006 07:32:43 AM »

I made my prom dress, before I found this page. I'm amazed it turned out as good as it did. I'm fairly new to sewing, But this baby got me a costuming job at Detroit Opera House this fall!!!

It is slightly inspired by the red temptress dress from Moulin Rouge.

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/myclouds/AnnProm007.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/myclouds/AnnProm009.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/myclouds/AnnProm004.jpg

These were actually taken after prom. Thats why my hair is not pretty looking. And I had just woken up from a nap. It was rainy on prom night so we only got a couple quick pics.
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myclouds
« Reply #1103 on: June 16, 2006 07:37:52 AM »

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« Reply #1104 on: June 16, 2006 08:51:58 AM »

myclouds-- goodness that's gorgeous.
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« Reply #1105 on: June 16, 2006 03:16:22 PM »

Someone already said it, but the first word that came to my mind was definately gorgeous. Very well done. That's a great color for so classy of a dress.
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« Reply #1106 on: June 23, 2006 02:20:26 PM »

oooh thats really awsome!!!!!! .... i like it very much
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« Reply #1107 on: June 23, 2006 07:19:28 PM »

here's my prom dress (prom was last night!):

i picked out the pattern and fabric, my mom did all the sewing, which is probably for the best, since other-wise it'd still not be done.  i intended to help, i really did, but i think i would have just gotten in the way... Undecided
(excuse the expression on my face, i was getting annoyed at having to tell my dad how to work my camera.   Tongue)
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almostascone
« Reply #1108 on: June 23, 2006 07:44:54 PM »

That is amazing! I love it.
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cgomez89
« Reply #1109 on: July 08, 2006 08:31:08 AM »

so you all may think i'm crazy, but my senior prom is not for another year. i'm looking around for designs already cause i really want to make my own, and have it turn out nice. i have a question- i've sewn everything by hand and without a pattern, mostly recons and it's been pretty good. Do you think I'd definitely need to learn how to use my sewing machine if i want to make a prom dress, or would i possibly be able to sew this by hand?...
THe style i preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'reaaaaaaaaalllllllly') want to make is the green ribbon dress by sakijane- I'm in love  Smiley

thanks !
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