Elegant Teal Prom Dress
Added Jul 6, 2010
DescriptionThis dress was the biggest accomplishment I’ve made in my life. This is completely, 100% my design. I was originally going to use a deep purple/blue satin but I could not find that color anywhere so I settled for my next choice, teal. First I sewed the dress in white cotton to work out the little difficulties and technicalities of my design and fitting. I redrafted the simplicity 2440 pattern to make the one shoulder bodice.Then I basically cut out blocks of fabric and hand gathered them onto the bodice where I wanted them placed. THAT took forever. It took me a while to figure out how to do the bubble hem since I’ve never done one before but I eventually got it all figured out. I added a few jewels to the sash to give it that “prom feel”. Last minute, I designed a clutch to go with it. My friend looked amazing, it fit her like a glove, and I am so happy how everything turned out. She ended up wearing the white cotton dress to her graduation, which I added a shoulder strap to, and made the sash wider to give it a different look. I’ll post pictures of it soon.
I also added boning the bodice lining, and I added a layer of matte net between the skirt and skirt lining.