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50s Inspired Prom Dress

Added May 18, 2009

by jd98

Colchester, Unit...






The good thing about being a teacher is being able to go to the prom every year… which means new dress!!! I fell in love with that pattern and I really like the way it turned out. A shame I probably won’t wear it again…

Material Notes

taffeta, tulle, lining, boning, interfacing, invisible zip




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    May 19, 2009, 03.08 PMby bboles

    Super cute! I love this dress… you did a fantastic job. Super fun to go to prom every year…:)

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    May 18, 2009, 02.27 PMby camilaustral

    wow you are such a stylish teacher ;) i love the dress and the color is amazing too!

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    May 18, 2009, 01.13 PMby ralarkins

    I love it! Did you make the quintessential cropped jacket too? I love big skirt dresses from the 50’s with those cute little jackets, but, alas, while I did not have try to box pleat animal hides, America was going through the horrible Qiana fabric and disco phase. Oh, yeah, we were stylin’ in those days, not!

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    May 18, 2009, 12.57 PMby solv

    Oh, this is really nice. I love the 50’s style! Such a beautiful shape. I’m sure you had a ball at the prom! ;)

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    May 18, 2009, 11.05 AMby sprallan

    Simply tariffic! I´ve been looking for something quite like this for a long time, thank you oh so much! =-)

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    May 18, 2009, 10.47 AMby nehmah

    Excellent choice of pattern. I wish our chaperones were that chic. But, we had just emerged from the caves and hides are so hard to box pleat! It is lovely. Nehmah

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    May 18, 2009, 10.31 AMby Galadriel F

    I really like this.

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    May 18, 2009, 10.15 AMby Jodi Wade

    I love the shape of your dress. I’m so jealous – you get to go to prom every year! I would love to make dressy dresses but I don’t have any events like that to go to

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