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« on: August 23, 2006 10:52:28 PM »

So this is the dress I made for prom in May 2006. I went stag so I didn't have to worry about matching anyone!
(Although I did have enough extra fabric to make a tie. Where did I put that?)

It was a big hit and the boy I was crushing on loved it (he's sort of one of those hippie flower child types), and no one else had one like it! That's the whole point of the prom dress, eh?

The only images that I have of the dress are from Pre-Prom picture taking, my apologies for the lack of quantity and detail!!

Yours truly, wearing the dress, and my best GF Hillary (totally amazed by my crafting and posing skills).

Me, again. The dress didn't fit quite right, so I had a little fabric-roll action going on around the waistline. It was my first dress... Lessons learned. Here you can see some of the accessories I made with more of the extra fabric I had. I still wear some of those today!

One last (slightly blurry) look at the dress. This is the kind of attitude one must have while wearing a tie-dye dress!

I get a TON of questions, messages, emails, WHAT HAVE YOU regarding this dress. I used a basic dress pattern, you can use any you want really. It isn't exactly tie-dye either, I batiked some plain cotton linen/fabric to get this tie-dye effect and to maintain the really saturated colors, and then sewed cut the fabric and sewed it together. That resulted in the tie-dye pattern not matching up at the seams.

Here is an instructional website on how to Batik fabric - you can get some really great effects with this technique!! http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/howtobatik.shtml

Theoretically, you could make a Tie-Dye dress by making a plain-white dress with fabric that will take to dying and then tie-dye the dress by traditional methods. This will give you a seamless tie-dye pattern.

I hope you found this useful to your crafting desires!

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006 11:05:17 PM »

Your dress has a beautiful cut (and nice tie-dye  Grin) and you look like you're having a lot of fun. (The light up shoes must have been really fun too.)

I dunno, I look at these and just imagine you showing these to your kids and grandkids (or nephews if you don't want any) way later and being crowned the king of awesome.

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006 11:14:21 PM »

<< hippie flower child type... and completely IN LOVE with the tye dye dress!!  Great job!! Great fabric!! You look BEAUTIFUL!! 

Not to mention... WAY more stylish than that ex bf of yours!  Tongue  Oh how I don't miss high school drama!! 

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006 11:19:27 PM »

The dress looks so awesome, great job Cheesy
It really does look fun.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006 11:45:51 PM »

That is an awesome dress! I love the coloring. I don't see how other peeps can not like it. You did a great job!

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2006 11:52:27 PM »

OMG that is so cool! and you look gorgeous in it!! Great job!!

« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006 07:27:04 AM »

 <3 <3 <3 I want it!! Oh my gosh, I need to get some tie-dye fabric now...  or some dyes... that looks so excellent! You look adorable in it. Did you use a pattern?

« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006 07:34:06 AM »

Okay...LOVE the dress, LOVE the fabric, LOVE the fact that you stood out. DON"T LOVE the ex going with someone else after saying he wasn't going he should've just said he was going with someone else in the first place...but please please PLEASE tell me....light-up high heels?  WHERE? WHEN? HOW?  I LOOOOVE shoes.

EDIT:  4got 2 tell ya...LOVE the earrings.

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2006 09:32:22 AM »

Love the dress ~ really fun! I bet you'll wear it a lot more than others get to wear their prom dresses. 

I'm sure someone has to have pointed out that you could easily pass for Hillary Duff with dark hair, especially in the last pic. What ever you might think of her (I like her), she's a beautiful girl.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006 10:16:54 AM »

it's so pretty. if I were you I'd defiently shorten it and wear it all the time. with a funky belt it would be a rad summer dress.

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