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Floral Prom Gown

Added May 18, 2014

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made this prom gown for a client using the bodice of Burda 7011 and drafting the skirt myself. She wanted a dress with a straight-across strapless bodice, a full skirt with a higher hem in front of the skirt. She showed me photos of what she wanted and I got to work making a mock-up in muslin. She picked the fabric and lining materials. I added tulle to the underskirt for additional fullness. I also added bra cups in addition to the boning in the bodice, added a waist stay from grosgrain ribbon, and satin ribbon hanging loops to the interior of the dress. She was very pleased with her dress and looked beautiful in it for her senior prom event!

More on my blog Ode to Sew: http://odetosew.com/2014/05/18/floral-prom-gown/.

Material Notes

polyester satin, polyester lining, tulle, grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon, boning, sew-in bra cups




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Polyester, Satin, Tulle

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    Jun 25, 2014, 07.36 PMby gtangel


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      Jun 25, 2014, 09.43 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! She really loved it too, so that made it even more special!

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    May 23, 2014, 03.43 PMby yenny lee


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    May 19, 2014, 09.26 PMby Yettie

    Love the simplicity of the outcome of this dress. I know dresses that looks simple takes much work to perfect the fit bcos it’s the fit that bring out the beauty of the dress. Good job.

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      May 19, 2014, 09.59 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much Yettie! I tried to get the fit as perfect as possible!

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    May 18, 2014, 09.40 PMby maggieg5

    a wonderful dress and I like the attention to detail you added with the lining :0)

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      May 18, 2014, 10.08 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! She was very happy!

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    May 18, 2014, 09.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous dress Stephanie! You have done a wonderful job! She looks amazing in her new dress :)

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      May 18, 2014, 10.08 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you Ellen! She is such a lovely young lady, I was happy to make her happy!

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    May 18, 2014, 07.22 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is really beautiful! Great job

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      May 18, 2014, 08.15 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

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