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.
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
Member Project of the Week
The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
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