Added Oct 31, 2011
My daughter has 3 homecoming dances to go to this year. This is the second dress I made. The other I didn’t get a good picture of her as she was whisked away right after a swim meet!! I only have a picture that one on my cell phone.
This one is made from slinky fabric on the clearance table of my local fabric store. I knew my dd would never have agreed since the fabric is kind of 90s and weird, so I just bought it and made it and when she walked into my sewing room she said “Sick! Is that for me??” (sick is the new “cool”) Anyhow, I wanted a dress like this one in this month’s Vogue.
My daugher, however thought the back drape looked like an elephant’s trunk. Humph. Anyhow, I changed it up with a rhinestone thingy that I had on hand anyway. I always thought I would use the rhinestone for a front feature, but using it in the back worked awesome.
Oh, The pattern was a tank top one that I cut out the back and vee’d and free cut the rest. Whatever, right, with clearance fabric we can dare to free cut. She added the one sleeve idea… I like it.
PS. We made a ton of wrist corsages for the girls too, because I am super cheap and these kids already had to spend $25.00 for the tickets, plus most bought dresses and shoes.. then dinner out. They went as a big group of friends. :) My dd didn’t even bring her boyfriend. She’s bringing him to another one at another school where some friends go.. such a life, eh?
Oh.. the shoes? Don’t even go there..
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