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Allusion Prom Dress

Added May 30, 2011

by joboenvogue

Suburbia, Illino...






I made my prom dress this year for the Joann Fabrics contest. I finished it with 3 hours to spare! I was very inspired by 50s silhouettes and elegance, and I was very happy with the final product. I did the draping by hand (see my tutorial on draping here) Of course it still had to be tugged on every few minutes of dancing despite hours of tailoring the bodice. Ah well, it was still so much fun to make!

Please check my blog for all of the pictures!

I also made my belt from a vintage brooch, and my hair comb as well.

NOTE: Because I had so little time to finish the dress, I forgot to take pictures of sewing the draped bodice to the lining to conceal the raw edges. Iā€™m really sorry, and please contact me if you still have questions!

Material Notes

Polyester dupioni, polyester chiffon, tulle




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Chiffon, Polyester, Tulle

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    Nov 18, 2013, 06.43 PMby Joyce Thissen

    Do you have a pattern for that dress?

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    Jul 4, 2011, 02.26 AMby emangel23

    Gorgeous, I love that you went for green – I bet you stood out from the black-clad crowd! Also you look lovely, the dress is perfect on your shape!

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    Jun 1, 2011, 05.45 PMby juliapuuf

    Really, really cute dress! It looks absolutely fantastic :)

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    May 31, 2011, 03.17 PMby sunnilj9

    Really pretty! Lovely job on the draping!

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    May 31, 2011, 12.26 AMby melonhead

    Simply gorgeous!! The draping is beautiful and I love the 50s style. And I you finished it just in time! Beautiful job! :)

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    May 30, 2011, 10.37 PMby kezi

    Absolutely gorgeous love the 50’s silhouette and the draping on the front is stunning :)

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    May 30, 2011, 10.27 PMby turtlegirl00

    stunning!!! :)

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    May 30, 2011, 09.51 PMby Emeraldstar


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