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« on: February 10, 2008 09:54:38 PM »

 . . . Grey?  Gray?   Cheesy Oh well---either way, it's one of my favorite colors.  I made this dress for my senior prom, which was last May.  I didn't want to buy some gorgeous, floofy, super-expensive dress that I was never going to touch again, so after a lot of thinking, I decided I wanted to make my own dress, in a simpler style than what you usually see at a prom!  A lot of the inspiration for the silhouette came from vintage dresses I perused for hours on the computer.  Smiley  It's definitely something I would wear to another formal occasion.  I'm absolutely in love with the fabric; it's thick, smooth, and has a perfect weight.  It's some silk rayon blend, if I recall correctly.  Sadly, none of these pictures really do it justice, but they're the only ones I have right now.

The whole dress from the front.  The skirt isn't that wrinkled normally, I promise.  This was taken after a lot of dancing.

Close-up on the bodice.  I'm proud of those seams---I had never sewn anything curved before!

And the whole dress from the side.
I love this dress, which is good, because it was sooo much work.  My mom helped me a lot by showing me how to do things I hadn't learned yet (and putting in the zipper & hem herself, which is good, because they would have come out wonky if I'd done it).  I was pretty picky about the way I wanted it, so she also helped me draft the pattern.  It was definitely an ambitious project for the level I was at at the time, so it was great to be able to pester her to show me how to do something.  Grin  And now I'll never be scared to make skirts, dresses, or sew curves, because I definitely have those things DOWN after making this.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008 10:01:11 PM »

Absolutely beautiful! You did such a lovely job with this!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008 10:02:48 PM »


I can't wait to make my prom dress....thought thats a few year away still
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008 11:41:43 PM »

Beautiful!  Wonderful work and lovely design.
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008 11:49:58 PM »

so pretty =]
i love the cumberbund-ish middle  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008 12:32:16 AM »

Very nice.  I like that you can wear it again.  It looks like it fits you perfectly, and that can be a challenge by itself!

« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008 04:37:11 AM »

A lovely dress and looks very good on you

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2008 05:31:09 AM »

Hi asbos!
Your dress is lovely!! Great color, great fit, nice style...you look beautiful!!

Congrats on learning some new skills. I'm 43 and my mom (at age 73) STILL helps me with my sewing projects when I get stuck!  Wink
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008 05:53:32 AM »

Wow!  Love it!  Gray is one of my favorite colors as well, and I think it's very fashion forward --lol.  Great job on the seams.
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008 07:17:03 AM »

Good job! I like that its vintage-y and grey. Good choice.

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