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Topic: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club!  (Read 407150 times)
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« Reply #990 on: April 10, 2006 04:42:30 AM »

I had a hard time thinking of a formal outfit I would want to wear. I came up with a kimono (partly using the fabulous tutorial by missgeekcore  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28415.0)

I'm using a sheer black material with a black and silver swirl pattern on it. So far so good. It's going to look great with my corset.

Darkdiva, I love that kimono... will you post pix of yours when it's completed?

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« Reply #991 on: April 10, 2006 07:49:05 AM »

Darkdiva, I love that kimono... will you post pix of yours when it's completed?

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« Reply #992 on: April 10, 2006 09:53:05 PM »

Whew, I finished my dress for my friend's masquerade ball! I know, none of us are wearing masks - all the photos are later, when they got all hot and sweaty so we took them off.

I'm on the left, excuse the rabid red-eye.

Necessary super model pose, of course. My mask is on my head.
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« Reply #993 on: April 11, 2006 08:07:15 AM »

wow i've reached the end...
101 pages. how's that for dedication...

my prom is June 8th so i have PLENTY of time (only not i love procrastination) and i really want an original-ish dress. ive only been dress shopping once and i was totallly unenthusiatic about all the dresses.  they all look the same. so ive been insanely searching through simplicity and mccalls and so on and so forth looking for a pattern.  (i cant sew, but my mom can... and i can watch.  im a very good observer)

now here's the thing.  i actually have a date this year... and i like him (big deal for me) this means that i cant go completely bizzare and extreme like i do sometimes... dont want to scare the boy away...

and here's the other thing... im about 160 pounds... and most of the models on the cover of these patterns are about 100 pounds skinny-er... and its really hard for me to get an idea of what im going to look in it... hmmm kinda important...

i also dont like poofy dresses (no offence to those who do) and neither does the boy.  but most of the flowy-like dresses cling to the curves (and not the ones i like)...

and i want to avoid looking like a sausage... hehehe... breakfast foods have no place at prom.

im so stuck. gahh...

also the boyfriend has a thing for pirates and i was thinking maybe doing some kind of damsel in distress type of thing... i dont know... a wench wouldnt really be appropriate... would it?  well he'd like that.... we're so weird.

any suggestions... words of wisdom... prayers?

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« Reply #994 on: April 11, 2006 09:17:16 AM »

To Beautifuljunk:
Go through your closet and pull out the clothes that look great on you. (You can do this at a clothing store too but home is much easier). Pay attention to which details from specific pieces make certain body parts look good. Start sketching and incorporating these elements into one outfit that is fun and formal and you. Fabric choice is important too. Big and busy patterns tend to get lost on a dress that has lots of small details, but on a simple dress can be fantastic. It helps that you have the original garments because your mom can use them as a pattern instead of buying one, or if she really wants she can buy several basic patterns and mix and match. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #995 on: April 11, 2006 07:17:18 PM »

beautiful junk:
i agree with the person above me, definately try it.
Heavier fabrics tend to look nicer for someone of your build, so maybe a corset on top?
you could cut up strips of fabric to make it look piraty on the bottom for a skirt?

 Wink have fun & i hope it turns out WONDERFUL.
& i bet the boy will LOVE whatever you do!
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« Reply #996 on: April 12, 2006 07:55:11 AM »

I'm pretty sure i posted on this thread last year, but whatever I'm back! Last year i got a dress at Goodwill for $25 and boy it was a BEAUTY. This year i made my dress from a pattern. It's simplicity #4272 and i did a combination of view B and C and a little altering to make my dress! It's a Jessica McClinock pattern and the fabric does a gradient from aqua blue to dark aqua blue! I'M PRETTY MUCH IN LOVE! the lining is gold and there's a little matching gold button (i made it myself) to match!

The pattern called for boning, but I didn't put that crap in because last year i had boning in my dress, and when i would sit down i had to stop breathing. and i almost burst out of my dress after i ate dinner, so i figured i'd give myself a little wiggle room this year.

Prom should be a blast, and I'm so excited because i made everything myself! I don't care if everyone else's dresses are more awesome than mine. I'm just excited to go in something that I made for MYSELF! These pictures kind of blow. I tried and i failed. Maybe i'll take better ones later.

I also made a matching clutch using this tutorial, and i'm IN LOVE with it! (You can see pictures of it on that thread)

The boyfriend will be sporting a matching vest and tie made by yours truly! Smiley

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« Reply #997 on: April 12, 2006 09:14:26 AM »

Awesome dress!  It's adorable.

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« Reply #998 on: April 12, 2006 12:09:17 PM »

Whee. Everyone's dresses since I've last posted are all so pretty. I love eye candy.

Anyway, beautifuljunk, dresses don't have to either be poofy or clingy! Dresses that flare out slightly (I'm not sure- are they called a-line?) at the hem would look great on you. Also, have you considered a mermaid dress, aka sleek down to your knees then fanning out? It'd be a great dramatic option. Pair that with an empire waist, and you'd look stunning.

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« Reply #999 on: April 13, 2006 10:55:19 AM »

hdoglovesyou... that dress is freakin' awesome...good job


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