Added May 28, 2011
My daughter was browsing the Burda site and came across the dress Katjusha
and decided she wanted something like this for her prom dress.
She is larger and this dress was not going to fit her without serious redrafting. She wanted to be able to wear her dress on other occasions so it had to look good without a crinoline so the first thing we did was redraft the skirt to more of a bell shape rather than a full circle, she has large hips and rear so it fills out nicely without the extra poof for a more casual look.
Next I did a straight gather in the front of the dress and added an extra channel where I attached the skirt to the bodice in the back and threaded it with matching elastic rather then running a strand around the entire skirt.
I added a decorative trim to the bottom without a bow and instead placed a silk flower with dangling charms at the waistband sash.
The hat was done by my husband and based on a Vogue vintage hat pattern.
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