Added May 31, 2012
North Potomac, M...
I decided at the beginning of my senior year that I wanted to make my prom dress. So I did. I am a master procrastinator so I ended up starting it the Monday before the dance, which was on Friday. Not a lot of time to finish something like that, I know. But I did finish it and it was quite a talked about success. I had the blue satin fabric for 2 years, which I picked up at G-Street for about $3/yard. The gold fabric I believe was also a remnant from G-Street but I can’t remember. I made the bodice pattern from another dress I had and drafter the skirt pattern my self. I did have a small train in the back. The inside was fully lined and that did get a bit hot on the dance floor but the night was so much fun. I would have done many things differently, like give my self more time to actually finish it, and add the straps when I attached the bodice to the lining rather than at the very end. All in all I loved making the dress and the finished product and everyone else was amazed and mostly impressed that I actually made it.
You can read more about the process on my blog (it’s a bit new :) PropLoft Stories
Blue stretch satin cotton and gold silk for the shell. Yellow Ambiance lining the bodice and a dark blue cotton jersey lining the skirt.
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