Alice in Wonderland Prom Dress

Added Apr 10, 2010

by zoe-may

New England, Nsw...

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My first creation made from my own design, for my year 10 formal = )
I was pretty pleased with the Alice in Wonderland look about it, but that may have been my stockings and shoes too = )

It was a fairly simple princess seam that I developed from an old top that fit me well, with a gathered skirt and lace up back.
I am in year 12 now, so this photo is a tad old. I plan to try it on again and take more photos from better angles soon.

This dress came to me in a dream one night (yes, I often dream about sewing =P) and I woke up and had to scribble it down. I’m glad I did because it turned out that everyone loved it so much I was voted Prom Queen… O.O

Material Notes

Made from a soft but strong cotton, that I dyed blue.
And a layer of blue/green chiffon over the top, and black lace over the side panels of the bodice.
It laces up with eyelets and black ribbon at the back (with a modesty layer of black lace attached underneath at the last minute),
and has a black satin sash around the hip and a black tulle underskirt.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 27, 2010, 06.47 AMby ladysophie

    I’d love to see more photos!

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      Nov 27, 2010, 07.10 AMby zoe-may

      I have been meaning to dress up again and take more photos for so long..
      I hope it still fits!!

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      Nov 28, 2010, 05.00 AMby ladysophie

      I know it takes a bit of effort to dress up aye. That pink and grey dress I put up yesterday dosen’t fit me anymore so I couldn’t take a better photo haha. I kinda made it too small to begin with, silly me.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 03.24 AMby reichan

    Beautiful and dreamy shall we say it =^_’= Did you made the partten yourself?

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      Apr 28, 2010, 03.44 AMby zoe-may

      = ) Yes, I drafted the bodice from a top I had that fit me nicely and the rest I just made up as I went along.

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    Apr 17, 2010, 07.52 PMby lollybot

    OMG I <3 this, it’s soooooo sexy :D

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    Apr 13, 2010, 03.10 AMby mlssfshn

    can’t wait to see more pics of it nice =)

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    Apr 13, 2010, 02.58 AMby paulajean

    I love that you decided to have fun with your prom dress like that! It’s so refreshing to see cute homemade dresses at prom instead of those awful polyester-and-rhinestone monstrosities they sell at the mall.

    Beautiful dress! I would’ve voted for you too!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 01.52 AMby seussian

    Cute!! God bless

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    Apr 12, 2010, 10.53 PMby prairieponygirl

    I love it! I love that you dreamed of it. Wonderful photo. What a great first creation too!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 10.34 PMby haydensgramma

    Don’t we all dream of sewing?

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    Apr 10, 2010, 11.53 PMby calicocouture

    I love the idea. The photo is great too. I’d love to see it from other angles.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 09.00 PMby cantare

    I agree…this is such a great creation, looks lovely!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 06.32 PMby thewiltedmagnolia

    Nothing wrong with having a gorgeous guy to go with the fabulous dress either! ;)

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    Apr 10, 2010, 05.02 PMby tessel

    Very very nice!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 04.24 PMby nettevivante

    This dress is wonderful and the photo is so sweet! I am really looking forward for some more detailed pictures.

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    Apr 10, 2010, 12.47 PMby Claire .

    This dress is gorgeous ! <3

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    Apr 10, 2010, 12.35 PMby lovelypolly

    that is absolutely lovely! congrats!

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