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Topic: Nightgown to Ballgown!  (Read 1868 times)
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« on: April 15, 2010 11:57:54 AM »

A couple of years ago, when I was in college, there was an inauguration ball for the new president of our school. I was broke, and I needed a dress that fit. So instead of selling my kidney, what I did was buy a silky night gown and hand sew (my sewing machine was at home that year) some scrap red fabric onto it to make it into an acceptable dress. I put capped sleeves on top and a floor length bow on the back. I didn't get to really finish the edges on the sleeves and the bows because I ran out of time, but I think it still came out pretty nicely.

This is the closest I have to a picture of the bow on the back sadly:

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010 01:38:46 PM »

I love your color choices.

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010 07:42:24 PM »

Thanks! It was inspired by a prom dress I had seen earlier in life that was white with a bright red waist-cincher looking part. That's why I went with a white nightgown, and I just happened to have a lovely brilliant red fabric on hand to use for the bows and such.

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