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« on: May 03, 2009 06:09:54 PM »

I knew one day I would make my prom dress.  I just knew it.  So when Trav asked me and we decided to wear Converse, I had to make a dress to match my shoes!  Duh!
This one photo explains our relationship better than anything.

I had to hand sew the hem.  I nearly killed someone and was finishing it the night before, of course.  Just back stitch.


My date(s)! (They're brothers, and I love them)
This one makes me look not as slim as I am.

The pattern was a deconstructed white party dress that originally had 14 pieces of fabric.  My version had 39.
Made with bright red crepeback satin, a black sheer made my the Devil himself, and a lace.  I hadn't even put on my make up or take off my jeans when we realized the sheer was pulling away from the seams in the bust, as visible in picture number 2.   It did it in another spot over the course of the night, but the lace makes it less noticeable, and I'm planning on wearing it for my piano recital. C;

Thanks for reading!

Laura
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009 06:21:48 PM »

This is beautiful! Well done
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009 06:22:32 PM »

Too funny! Looks like you guys have a lot of fun! :-) Yay for friends! :-D

Dress looks great! :-) You are very pretty! Your eyes, smile and dimples :-) too cute!

I'm sure you all had a great time! Oh! and I love the red and black you used! :0)
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009 06:55:25 PM »

beautiful dress...u guys look so cute together  Smiley
  hope u had an awesome time!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009 08:10:00 PM »

Who knew that a person could pull off a fancy dress with converse shoes? That's awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009 08:21:01 PM »

Love it! It looks adorable on you. Good job.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009 08:22:16 PM »

How awesome is that! I love that you guys wore your converses and you made a dress to match them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009 01:06:30 AM »

that dress is awesome Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009 10:35:26 AM »

Thanks guys!  It took about a week, even after prom, to realize that this project was worth the effort and near-profane moments.  I cant wait for my next dress project!
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009 11:53:27 PM »

That's the coolest prom outfit ever! You guys look fabulous!
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009 02:34:07 PM »

that dress is amazing and the color looks really good on you
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009 03:39:37 PM »

That dress looks stunning on you. Great choice!
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2009 04:12:10 PM »

OMG! I'm totally in love with your dress, and I love how you tied it in with your cons. It's absolutely gorgeous on you too!! Job very well done!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2009 06:22:58 PM »

Thanks so much to everyone!  KraftyKat, I custom designed my Cons on the site...and then I had to make my dress to match!  Also, my friend custom mixed the pigments for my eyeshadow, and my necklace was two parts of old necklaces.  Very DIY?  I think so
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2009 07:20:40 PM »

Love! Goes very well with the Converse. I'm sure everyone was jealous.
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2009 03:42:43 PM »

Love! Goes very well with the Converse. I'm sure everyone was jealous.
Ha!  Actually, no one said anything.  Except for relatives when they saw pictures
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2009 02:26:38 AM »

Lovely Smiley
And hooray for wearing cons with a dress, My husband always moans at me for wearing cons with a skirt!
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2009 05:39:09 AM »

Great Dress, I love the style and the fabric.

And just a bit of advice... sheer fabrics are always rather devilish  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2009 08:46:46 AM »

thats so awesome! my friends and i wore converse to our prom, everyone thought it was hilarious! we kept having to stop whatever we were doing so people could take pictures of our feet! Tongue
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