Added Jul 21, 2014
If anybody caught Jessica Alba on the Red Carpet in 2013, you would have seen the gorgeous coral gown by Oscar de la Renta she was fashioning. The moment I saw this dress I knew I had to make one just like it for my Junior Prom! Aside from a little pattern help from Ralph Pink patterns, this gown was all hand drafted (and pretty much improvised) the week of prom. The fabric I picked up on sale at Joann’s and is a two-way stretch taffeta by David Tutera in the color “Papaya”. The bodice is self-lined and bustier/sweetheart neckline type of style with some tough interfacing to hold up a long night of dancing! The bottom is just a good ole circle skirt, back closure with a sleek invisible zipper.
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