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Elegant Teal Prom Dress

Added Jul 6, 2010

by klassykate

Phoenix, Arizona...






This dress was the biggest accomplishment I’ve made in my life. This is completely, 100% my design. I was originally going to use a deep purple/blue satin but I could not find that color anywhere so I settled for my next choice, teal. First I sewed the dress in white cotton to work out the little difficulties and technicalities of my design and fitting. I redrafted the simplicity 2440 pattern to make the one shoulder bodice.Then I basically cut out blocks of fabric and hand gathered them onto the bodice where I wanted them placed. THAT took forever. It took me a while to figure out how to do the bubble hem since I’ve never done one before but I eventually got it all figured out. I added a few jewels to the sash to give it that “prom feel”. Last minute, I designed a clutch to go with it. My friend looked amazing, it fit her like a glove, and I am so happy how everything turned out. She ended up wearing the white cotton dress to her graduation, which I added a shoulder strap to, and made the sash wider to give it a different look. I’ll post pictures of it soon.

Material Notes

I also added boning the bodice lining, and I added a layer of matte net between the skirt and skirt lining.




Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Satin

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    Aug 4, 2011, 02.24 PMby tirrs

    favorite! favorite! favorite!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 06.54 AMby junaluska

    Gorgeous, absolutely stunning!

    Also, thanks to this dress, I found out about the Joann prom dress contest. [I’m thinking of entering this year.] But I must say that I’m utterly shocked that this didn’t make to finals! Or win the whole thing, for that matter!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 02.59 AMby clairesophie

    wow! I really want to make my prom dress this year—-this is true inspiration!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 10.16 PMby benben15

    would you mind telling me how you did that pleating i really really like it

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    Jul 21, 2010, 03.15 AMby Lesley Robertson

    I really love the design of this dress. Keep creating you are very talented. Thanks for the inspiration also, I may be trying something like this of my own. It looks very professional.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 07.55 PMby littlepinkkiwi

    What a gorgeous dress, and I love the matching clutch

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    Jul 20, 2010, 05.57 PMby pie-83

    This is STUNNING! Bravo!!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.08 AMby niqaivah


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    Jul 19, 2010, 11.32 PMby brikendig

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE it!!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 11.19 PMby missalice91

    soo beautiful, i love it

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    Jul 19, 2010, 11.18 PMby missalice91

    soo beautiful, i love it

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    Jul 19, 2010, 11.11 AMby carolinam

    Absolutely gorgeuos! Wow, wow, wow! This is my favorite members project of the whole year!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 11.11 AMby carolinam

    Absolutely gorgeuos! Wow, wow, wow! This is my favorite members project of the whole year!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 08.55 AMby kdrodgers

    This is breathtakingly beautiful!!!!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 06.51 AMby felixknits

    absolutely gorgeous…..

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    Jul 17, 2010, 07.29 PMby annki2usa

    theat dress is really really great, keep going!!

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    Jul 17, 2010, 10.50 AMby chanel2005

    Beautiful, keep making other stuff and post them for us to see, very inspiring.

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    Jul 16, 2010, 10.22 PMby regulargaygirl

    FABULOUS! I love the design.

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    Jul 16, 2010, 01.46 AMby queeniepop

    ….this dress is amazing!….you should be SO proud….<3

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    Jul 15, 2010, 05.25 PMby mje2009

    Gorgeous! See what happens when we put our mind to something :-)

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    Jul 13, 2010, 12.12 PMby tkatina9

    I think you did a wonderful job, it really shows your talent and ability to do such skilled work as roguing is very hard to achieve, I think for your first try you did great.

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    Jul 12, 2010, 05.58 PMby kimcleaton

    This dress is glorious! I LOVE the colour as well – great choice. I think the only thing that could improve your great design would be to put the zip at the side (i.e. under an arm) instead of in the middle of the back, just to give it a smoother line in keeping with the rest of the dress. Amazing work! =)

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    Jul 12, 2010, 08.12 AMby eeltjeb

    Wauw! So beautiful! What a pitty I have left school so long ago! I think I will use this pattern for a pretty dress to PARTYYYYYYY!!!!!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 09.38 PMby maria3

    Very pretty!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 07.03 AMby clareh

    Wow! Fantastic work. Can’t wait to see your other projects.

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    Jul 10, 2010, 09.07 PMby klassykate

    Thans again everbody! If you would like to see the whte cotton version of this dress, I posted it as another project in my studio.

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    Jul 10, 2010, 08.44 AMby karluckjean

    CUTE :D

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