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« on: October 25, 2007 09:29:20 PM »

OK I am planning this way too soon...
But I am thinking of making my prom dress, and I want something similar to the one Kristen Bell wore here: http://gofugyourself.typepad.com/go_fug_yourself/2007/10/well-played-kri.html
And a similar one @ Top Shop
So what I want to know is:
a. Do you like this as a prom dress??? I am unsure.
b. Anyone seen a similar pattern, or am I going to have to do this by scratch?

Update! Ok, this is happening. I found the perfect pattern, and today I bought fabric.
Woo! $50 beats spending $400...
Pattern: Simplicity 4070
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007 03:14:40 PM »

ok, right away: I have no information on any patterns available for that (though it looks like a very straight dress that is just "formed" with the belt!?), but I just have to say when I saw that dress I loved it too Smiley

I would say the topshop-dress (because of the belt) in a bright colour like kristens dress (and maybe with some smaller flowers at the bottom) and also longer would be a great prom dress.
But it's just my opinion that prom dresses should be on the longer side, I don't know about you or your countries habits.

Love to see it if your gonna make it!!

« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007 09:15:46 PM »

Check out Simplicity 3747.  It's similar, but not exactly the same. 

I think the one she's wearing is more unique.  If you think of the dress as two pieces--a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and a sheer tank dress--it doesn't seem too difficult to me.  I hate working with sheer fabric, so I personally would try and come up with something that minimized that part of it.  That's just me, though.  Smiley 

I really like the roses.  It looks like looooong strips of the overdress fabric sewn into a spiral-type pattern.  If I were doing it, I'd cut (or tear, I'm not very patient) a long strip of fabric (or ribbon that matched the fabric).  Then I would do a double row of basting at the top, like is usually recommended for ruffles, gather it a little, and start pinning.  If you practiced with cheap fabric a few times it would be more tedious than difficult.  Again, though, I wouldn't want to do that with sheer fabric. 

Can I ask why you're not sure about it as a prom dress?  Is it because it's short? 

« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007 04:45:50 PM »

Thanks to both of you for your helpp..
Adn ica, yeah, I find it's a little short and maybe too casual for prom?? I guess I just picture the traditional prom dress as like, floor-length, all satin-y and such...
But I was never really a fan of those...
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008 04:52:02 PM »

I don't know how to help you with a pattern, but I think it is really cute and would make a really great prom dress!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Can't wait to see what you make.

"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."  Coco Chanel
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008 07:03:47 PM »

I've just bought fabric, and should be getting started tommorow!
Thank you all for your help!
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008 05:15:17 PM »

i like short prom dresses way better. no offense to anyone, but i think those giant glittery sherbet colored frocks are wayyyy outdated. cute cute.

but then i was like, "what would emily do?"
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