Added Mar 16, 2012
My challenge was to upcycle an old brides maid dress of silk shantung into a glamourous modern prom dress. The original dress was a hand me down from mother to daughter for this special occasion. A size 8 A-line dress with spaghetti straps left much to be desired for a beautiful size 4 high school senior girl.
My inspiration- Hollywood legends such as Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe
After seeing the dress for the first time I came up with a sketch, then draped a pattern and went from there. I used every bit of the original dress even crafting a belt with the scrap cuttings. I cut and gathered over 20 yards of tulle to create the trumpet underskirt. Magically a new shape and dress emerged with fantastic results.
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