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60's prom dress

Added Nov 6, 2012

by picklelilly

Stockholm, Sweden






So this was the dress I made for my graduation prom two years ago (which was more like and intimite dinner with my dearest friends). Almost everything I created back then involved lots of ruffles, but this was the first dress I thought I’d put sleeves on, and since then it feels like all my dresses have sleeves.

I wanted to use a colour that really pops out and orange came to be the perfect choice (since it’s my favourite colour and everything…). I also made the lining in a contrasting turquoise, which you can only tell when it’s on a hanger, but I liked that unexpected detail. I used covered buttons for the low back and the cuffs, and the big bow is detachable.

I wore it with blue shoes, white gloves and the lace tights you see on the picture. This dress is so dear to me, and as a project it was wonderful to work with. It’s my own design and I also constructed the pattern myself, the pictures however were taken by one of my best friends: Josefin Hardinger. Thank you!

And oh, just a disclaimer regarding the choice of fabric: it’s not really… fit for dancing in, since sweat shows really well – and I mean REALLY well. Thinking about it, maybe it wasn’t the smartest idea to make sleeves to begin with, but what you gonna do when you have this magic vision of the perfect dress in your head!

Material Notes





Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear

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    Dec 10, 2012, 06.05 AMby Vanessa Leigh


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    Nov 12, 2012, 07.19 AMby JuliaBobbin

    Dear – God – it’s amazing! Love the photos too, and the styling. Oh how I wish I’m made this!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 10.01 PMby alisondahl

    This is stunning. Love the design, the photos and the personality!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 09.56 PMby kzandstra

    I hope some day to be able to make something as beautiful as your dress! I also will say that your choice of colour is perfect for the dress shape.

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    Nov 11, 2012, 07.54 PMby elaineren

    Very cute! Maybe dress shields to make it a little more dance-able?

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    Nov 11, 2012, 11.14 AMby pambox

    That photo is perfection.

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    Nov 10, 2012, 04.00 PMby Marusya Grace

    Great work and eye catching photo!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 11.55 AMby viaklave

    sooooo cute!!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 11.50 AMby MyRomanApartment

    Spectacular. I would totally buy a pattern for this dress. I love the little self buttons on the back and cuffs!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 05.06 AMby nouvellegamine

    it is so beautiful! The color & accessories are amazing!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 04.53 AMby woman

    oh boyyyyy~~~! <3

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    Nov 8, 2012, 11.53 AMby marnieann

    Simply wonderful. Love it so much! What a clever cookie you are.

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    Nov 7, 2012, 08.39 PMby pampula

    What a wonderful dress, you look so cute and chic! I love the back, buttons and of course that huge bow.

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    Nov 7, 2012, 07.28 PMby trploceanmoon

    ADORABLE!!! love it!

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    Nov 7, 2012, 06.00 PMby Testosterone

    THAT color! THAT color! I simply must have that color!

    You are an already budded genius! Young and stylish – time is, and always will be, your friend.

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    Nov 7, 2012, 04.28 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    oh my god! this is sooo lovely! adorable, dress, fantastic material and so well made! BRAVO!!!

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    Nov 7, 2012, 03.49 PMby icetea-1

    Waaaw….sooo cute :)

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    Nov 7, 2012, 11.54 AMby Dibii

    OMG, I adore this dress!!!! You look like a doll! :)

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    Nov 7, 2012, 05.54 AMby anabella68

    sooo cute dress!!!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 10.26 PMby mokosha

    this s like, the most perfect dress ever!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 09.22 PMby Karen Thoonen

    Love it! Great creation!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 08.11 PMby kess

    I love it! it’s so unique! I’m amazig you thought of everything and drafted it on your own! my favorite part is the sleeve cuffs and I just LOVE fabric covered buttons

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    Nov 6, 2012, 07.20 PMby kisses

    So cute….I like the big bow and the back with the wrapped buttons.

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    Nov 6, 2012, 06.49 PMby Glenville Hughes

    adorable dress,you look sublime

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    Nov 6, 2012, 06.22 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh.i love.this!! you re like a tangerine.dream in this dress love.the.photos as wekl xx

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