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Emeralds are Forever, Prom Dress

Added Jan 15, 2013

by inthenavy

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First of all, I have to admit that I did not actually sew my dress, because between all the grad committee stuff and yearbook there wouldn’t have been any time. I hired a lovely lady in my town/city to make it for me, but I was very diligent in getting the right fabric, the right patterns etc, and to top it all off i got her to make my date a tie :). I’m very happy with how it turned out and I got no end of compliments on the day of prom!!

Overall it took a month too sew, with 3 fittings in which we managed to get it pieced together. The top has been sewn to have the effect, the only problems with the dress, are in the backing, as the corset part didn’t work as well as i had hoped.

Material Notes

4 meters of Sation
2 meters of tulle
3-4 meters of lining
2 bobbins of thread

total cost of project $320 (including paying for seamstress) ;)




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Satin, Tulle

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    Mar 6, 2013, 07.59 PMby lugreen

    Lovely dress and a gorgeous colour :)

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    Jan 20, 2013, 07.24 AMby blueartisan

    Very envious, this is a stunning dress! You looked every inch a princess!

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    Jan 17, 2013, 02.54 PMby Princess McGhee

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! The color, the style, so elegant! In love!

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      Jan 18, 2013, 04.25 AMby inthenavy

      :) Thanks !

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    Jan 17, 2013, 12.27 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Lovely dress indeed. You look like a wonderful, younger scalet o’hara of this times….i love red haired girls wearing green outfits and you wore this esplendidly

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      Jan 18, 2013, 04.23 AMby inthenavy

      Thank you for the compliment :) its much appreciated :)

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    Jan 16, 2013, 06.31 AMby Mary Athey

    It looks lovely on. Great colour and. style. It.reminds me of ‘gone with the wind’.when you have time you.can adnust.the back although.it looks fine in the photo x

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      Jan 18, 2013, 04.22 AMby inthenavy

      Thank you :) It will have to get fixed in my spare time as, it got a couple rips in it from dancing all night :) And I really want to wear it again :)

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