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Vintage style prom dress

Added Feb 16, 2010

by emangel23

Sydney, Australia






Vintage-inspired prom dress.

The black lace was constructed as a midriff 3/4 sleeve top (which i trimmed after the satin was attached);
The satin made as a basic bodice (not lined) with a gathered piece over the basic bodice on the front (in order to maintain the basic shape – although i gathered it hurriedly and it didn’t turn out so well!);
The skirt is a basic cirle skirt with 3 layers of gathered tulle over the top.

The zip is attached on the left side, from the top of the bodice to about 4 inches into the skirt.

I wore it in summer although it would be more appropriate for a fall/spring event.

Although a few elements turned out a bit rough, i was very happy with the outcome and received quite a few comments like: ‘did you get that from a vintage store?’ and ‘wow! you made that yourself?’

Material Notes

Black floral lace (polyester, no stretch – although in retrospect, stretch would have been better!)
Champagne non-stretch satin
Black tulle – fine (3 layers)
100% cotton black underskirt
Champagne coloured invisible zip




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Satin, Tulle

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    Apr 30, 2010, 08.58 PMby Isabel Alexander

    I wanted to make my own prom dress. I think this one’s lovely.

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    Mar 17, 2010, 10.15 PMby helenadoll

    wow, I am planning on making a dress pretty much exactly like this! (but with the lace covering the whole bodice) really lovely.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 01.42 AMby leslie

    Really pretty and really retro!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 05.53 PMby escorpio

    Great job! I love the contrast between the lace and the satin.

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