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A Very Sparkly Homecoming

Added Oct 9, 2008

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






And my obsession with dresses continues…when the announcements at school informed me of the upcoming dance, I just knew I was going to be making my own dress. So at first it included a halter type thing and was white, then it was white but backless and with a bow in the back, and now its sparkly turquoise and strapless! Now to anyone out there contemplating the combination of busting a move and wearing a strapless dress, you are ill advised. Not to infer that there was a mishap of any sort, but after a “to left! take it back now y’all!”, there was no “hop one time”. I absolutely LOVE the red buttons (which matched my red nails!) which was my way of avoiding stretchy material + zipper complications. I am SOOO glad I finished it in time (exactly an hour before) because I saw about 4 girls wearing the same dress I had as a back-up!




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    Jan 18, 2010, 06.04 PMby cquinn13

    gorgeous dress, the fit is great and the color is beautiful! good job :)

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    Dec 7, 2008, 01.56 AMby sarsaparilla

    love it! there’s just something great about wearing something you made yourself – especially when you can be assured no one else is wearing the same thing :) i wore those shoes to my formal but i only lasted about an hour before i kicked them off! i was not built to dance in heels :)

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    Nov 4, 2008, 11.07 AMby tunaforbreakfast

    I love this! Is there any way we could see the pattern?

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    Oct 28, 2008, 05.25 AMby olyaboieru

    What a beautiful young lady! I absolutely adore every little detail and color and yourself in this dress! You’re shining like a star! I am sure you were the brightest girl on that party!

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    Oct 13, 2008, 03.26 PMby loreliz

    wiiii!! its so lovely and cute!

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    Oct 13, 2008, 05.54 AMby mmmrphs

    I love the back of your dress. I especially love the red buttons and also the fascinator.

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    Oct 11, 2008, 09.28 AMby the-gilded-bee

    Love the color. You always post such great photo’s of your creations.

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    Oct 11, 2008, 05.40 AMby sunnyb64

    Haha, your description of trying to dance in a strapless makes me laugh. The dress looks great, and the fascinator is a really cute retro touch.

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    Oct 11, 2008, 01.20 AMby madamewu

    wow, its so lovely:) great color!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 04.23 PMby justmica


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    Oct 10, 2008, 01.48 PMby mjb14

    Im with all of the above! Gorgeous dress!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 01.39 PMby nuiwida23

    hey kess! i love the shoes too :) i got them at DSW…and i lasted about 1 1/2 hours in them but they were so worth it!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 08.34 AMby ashchaser

    I really loved that you commented on the cha cha slide and wearing a strapless top-that happened to me once, but my instance didn’t end so well… this dress is really really cute and you look great in it!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 08.02 AMby gedwoods

    The dress is lovely, in fact, all your creations are really interesting! What talent and initiative!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.08 AMby kess

    this is beautiful! the dress is SO cute and you look great in it :) also, i LOVE your shoes (i have a thing with shoes) where did you get them? (i’ll get myself a pair next time i’m in the US i also love the hairpiece! i was thinking of making one for myself, but my hair is too this so i’m not sure i can war those comby thingies. maybe i’ll use a hair clip instead

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    Oct 10, 2008, 05.55 AMby dianacirne

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the hair too!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 01.41 AMby anajan

    Beautiful dress!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 12.03 AMby escorpio

    Your creations are always so great. I’m with the person above me, I wish I had more dress-up events in my life too.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 10.58 PMby erdronen

    adorable! great job! i wish i still had homecomings to wear pretty dresses to – there is a severe lack of dress-up events in my life!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 09.26 PMby camilaustral

    you look so good!! poor 4 girls with the same dress, it must be awful :S

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    Oct 9, 2008, 07.20 PMby nuiwida23

    thanks everyone! to antigone: i made the fascinator myself! it was super easy and it totally added to the retro-glam feel of the outfit. feathers + rhinestones + comb = awesomeness!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 06.46 PMby cosmoblue

    This is so cute I really like the silhouette an color.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 06.31 PMby antigone

    This is gorgeous! That color looks stunning on you, and it falls so perfectly! I know what you mean about dance-restricting dresses, though! I once learned that swing dancing with dips plus a looong dress……..well, they don’t work together. :) I like your fascinator, too. I need to make me one of those…….

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    Oct 9, 2008, 05.38 PMby kateb2637

    Very cute!! I really love the color. Have fun at your dance!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 03.27 PMby polychromatin

    Looks very sweet :)

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    Oct 9, 2008, 03.21 PMby sewdelightful

    Ohhh, la la! Belle of the ball! So Pretty, I love it! Go make em’ green with envy Cinderella! :)

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    Oct 9, 2008, 02.52 PMby darcyart

    This dress looks great on you and the colour is fab. Love the button idea also

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    Oct 9, 2008, 02.45 PMby lunatepetal

    what a pretty dress! love the color :)

    bet you got a lot of compliments at the dance!

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