Law School Prom Dress

Added Feb 23, 2012

by wendymichell...

St. Petersburg, ...

25326_624762504107_33600381_35437090_5790819_n_thumb

Views

1477

Barristers_dress_large

Description

I decided to try to make an infinity dress to wear to Barrister’s Ball at my law school this year. I figured, worst case scenario, I spend the money I would have spent anyway. But! It all worked out. Thankfully I discovered Fashion Fabrics Club online and I was able to score this stretch satin for less than $50 (8 yards!). So the infinity dress is essentially a full length circle skirt, a waistband, and two REALLY long straps that you can arrange in a bunch of different ways. This dress was very, very heavy, but so much fun to strut around in. I got a lot of compliments (as well as a couple comments comparing me to The Little Mermaid…take it how you will, I’ve decided it was meant as a compliment and am taking it as such lol).

Material Notes

Stretch Satin (it reminded me a lot of figure skating outfit fabrics, but it came out looking really expensive I think). It was very heavy and, as far as working with it, I was very glad to have a serger!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Knits/Jersey, Polyester, Satin

12 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Bileta1jpg_large

    Jan 3, 2013, 09.53 AMby ttnora

    Wow, I love this dress! Beautiful colour and it is one of my favourite patterns. I’m sure you were the Queen of Ball.

  • Jump_large

    Sep 24, 2012, 04.57 PMby Julia Morley

    absolutely lovely! Nice work! I’d love to see a picture of the back, too :-)

  • 05-06-08_1311_copy_large

    Apr 10, 2012, 06.34 PMby zsyzu

    I’m sorry I’m just noticing this now, but this is really beautiful. Awesome work! I’m going to have to check out that online fabric store. Thanks for sharing!

  • Img_5620_large

    Mar 18, 2012, 10.44 PMby Gurtlamorous

    love it :) did u need to line this dress?

    1 Reply
    • 25326_624762504107_33600381_35437090_5790819_n_large

      Mar 19, 2012, 05.05 PMby wendymichelle1015

      Nope, just used a serger and the stretch satin.

  • 25326_624762504107_33600381_35437090_5790819_n_large

    Feb 27, 2012, 09.22 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Thank you all! I’m blushing :)

  • 04fbbae17315cd8e3244122822958bf6892ef4b7_large

    Feb 23, 2012, 03.34 PMby ruthkatherine

    Lovely!! it’s so hard to work with full length dresses sometimes so nice work!!

  • 5196510037_0646d0f80e_o_large

    Feb 23, 2012, 03.18 PMby kelepso

    It’s quite lovely! Beautiful dress! Congrats to you and your accomplishments.

  • Grflagge_large

    Feb 23, 2012, 02.15 PMby Douli Bee

    OMG! It’s amazingl!!!! You look like Ariel the litlle mermaid, but even better!!!

  • 310320122353_large

    Feb 23, 2012, 07.06 AMby elguanche

    It doesn’t remind me of the little mermaid but on Marilyn Monroe… hasn’t she had this one in white? A bit shorter maybe…

    It is just great!!!! You must have been the most beautiful person on that ball! :-)

  • Img_3334_large

    Feb 23, 2012, 02.46 AMby Jodi Wade

    Wow! Stunning!

    I can see the Ariel resemblance. Definitely a compliment! She is my fave Disney character :)

  • Me_large

    Feb 23, 2012, 02.08 AMby CationDesigns

    That is a beautiful gown! It’s hard to make satin look good, and you’ve done a great job.

  • Patti_12-28-2011_large

    Feb 23, 2012, 02.01 AMby patti-r

    You Look Stunning!!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 12 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/law-school-prom-dress