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Topic: 1952 Vintage Vogue Dress- 2nd dress added 05/20  (Read 21130 times)
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« on: May 13, 2006 11:28:45 AM »

Well I decided I wanted to make my dress the week before prom. Haha. I couldn't find anything spectacular without digging waaaaaaay deep in my [parents'] pockets so figured the best way to go would be to make it.
My mom did most of it, actually, because I probably couldn't follow directions to the T if my life depended on it. I'm supposed to make another for a wedding this upcoming Saturday all on my own though. That's actually what I should be doing now. Hah.

I'm pretty proud of it though. For my mom, at least. A lot of people couldn't believe that it was home-made. One of my friends even asked me if I got it from Banana Republic because he knows I've bought a dress from there before.

I don't have any full body pictures with me in it yet, but I had 3 professional photos [or whatever you want to call em] taken at prom so I'll scan those whenever they come in. And whenever I get around to it.

This is it laying out on my messy bed.

I added the tulle sash literally right before prom. While waiting for the limo, I had my mom take me to walmart in my dress to buy it. Haha. People in this town act like they've never seen a dress before.  Undecided

Not a full shot, but the bodice at least.

It was fairly easy to make, just a pain to cut out. I also went a size to big with it, so we had to take the bodice in a few times.

It was SUPER HEAVY. This next one I'm about to start working on in a bit should be much lighter though because the fabric isn't half as thick as the black stuff.

I think that's it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006 11:30:29 AM »

Beautiful! I love that you used a print, it probably really stood out!
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2006 11:32:32 AM »

wow this dress is beautiful! looks amazing on you as well   Smiley
im going to Jo.anns today to pick up some fabric and to hopefully make a dress similar, for the middle school dance this june
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006 11:49:14 AM »

Thats very pretty!  Don't you love getting compliments about something and then telling them YOU made it Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2006 12:03:24 PM »

That's lovely! I am on my way to the local fabric store to get that pattern! I love the Vintage Vogue patterns! Lovely choice of fabric as well.
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2006 12:20:42 PM »

Very pretty! I think the pattern of the fabric works well with the style of the dress  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2006 02:01:08 PM »

Wow! Gorgeous dress ... and couple!

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2006 02:46:51 PM »

Wow! Gorgeous dress ... and couple!

Thanks! But that's my best friend. Tongue! My date was one of my girl friends. And I didn't even get a picture with my boyfriend. Haha. oops. Well I got one taken by the hired photographer.

Anyways, thanks for all of the compliments! I forgot to mention I also wore black satin gloves like the model on the cover of the pattern [except her's are white]. 

Beautiful! I love that you used a print, it probably really stood out!
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Thanks! Yep, I was the only one with a print like that, as far as I know.
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2006 02:57:37 PM »

this is beautiful! i have plans for a summer dress in a similar print - you've inspired me to finish up the projects i have going now so i can get to that one!


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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2006 04:33:23 PM »

Beautiful dress and perfect color/patterned fabric on you! You look awesome. I love retro dresses and especially in prints! Way lovely! I'd love to see the dress for the wedding too, if you can post it!! Thanks for posting the pattern stuff. I'll check it out!

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