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Topic: Prom with a Pop! (pop tab dress) EDIT: link to tutorial  (Read 12969 times)
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« on: June 29, 2014 11:08:01 AM »

I spent two years on this baby. On and off of crocheting pop tabs together in a chainmaille pattern (6,075 of them). The local newspaper took pictures of me and my dress.

I even made my friend/date a matching tie Cheesy


I also got to hear a nice little clink with every step <3



My prom was actually last year, but i never got around to posting it. oops.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014 11:37:53 AM »

WOW. Stunning. So elegant.  Must have taken ages and lots of cans  Smiley Well done
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014 12:07:05 PM »

An absolutely incredible awesome, fantastic gown. It is out of this world.....You really rocked it with your rockin' dress.  Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014 01:16:28 PM »

This is awesome!
Love the simple "straps", they're perfectly elegant yet don't distract from the epic "fabric".

Is the dress lined? I can't imagine that those tabs would make for a very comfy gown!
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014 05:42:47 PM »

This is awesome!
Love the simple "straps", they're perfectly elegant yet don't distract from the epic "fabric".

Is the dress lined? I can't imagine that those tabs would make for a very comfy gown!

I wore a slip underneath because of all the gaps between the tabs. It's actually not too bad comfort wise, unless you're sitting.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014 05:58:53 AM »

That is really cool. It looks like it belongs at a red carpet event!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014 06:29:37 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014 07:29:02 AM »

Congrats! It's a fab dress!
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014 07:58:51 AM »

Congratulations! Again, an awesome dress!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014 08:13:04 AM »

 
2 years but worth every moment! Shocked
that is amazing!
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014 08:55:50 AM »

Wow the dress gorgeous.  I also love the tie your date is wearing! Grin 
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014 11:20:33 AM »

Wow! Stunning! And, I agree that the straps are perfect! Well done!

Any chance you could take a close-up photo so we can see how you crocheted the pieces together? I have a large bag of pop tabs waiting to be made into something, but can't find a good construction method.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2014 08:51:47 PM »

Stunning, I love the one shoulder straps!
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014 08:45:18 PM »

This is incredibly elegant!! It really looks like it came off a designer rack! Hope you had fun at the dance Smiley.
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014 03:18:54 AM »

You look beautiful in your dress.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014 07:32:14 AM »

Amazing dress!  You look fab in it Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2014 06:58:20 PM »

I can't believe you made this out if pop tabs!  It looks amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014 04:53:44 PM »

Oh, so very glamorous!  Fabulous!
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2014 08:12:35 PM »

Wow! Stunning! And, I agree that the straps are perfect! Well done!

Any chance you could take a close-up photo so we can see how you crocheted the pieces together? I have a large bag of pop tabs waiting to be made into something, but can't find a good construction method.

I wanted to request this, too!  I am dying to see a close up. the picture from several feet away just blows my mind.  not only did the whole thing come out great, but you have some rockin' patience, girl!  love the tie just as much.
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2014 09:49:59 AM »

Your dress is absolutely stunning! I can't imagine how you got it to fit so perfectly. Amazing!
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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2015 08:06:35 AM »

This is the most well-executed pop-tab project I have ever seen! As well as one of the best DIY prom dresses! Great job, and thanks for the tutorial link!
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2015 12:37:28 PM »

Glad I saw this on the Craftster Best of 2014 - wow! it's fantastic!!
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2015 07:35:37 PM »

Stunning!! Prom queen of the pop, for sure! Congratulations on winning a "best of" award. This is a beautiful dress.
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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2015 04:40:00 AM »

Amazing!  Congrats on being part of the Best of 2014!
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Beautiful!  Well done!
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2015 07:58:21 PM »

Stunning dress and looks expensive...amazing that it is made out pop tabs.
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