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Homecoming dress for my daughter 2011

Added Oct 31, 2011

by be-bops1

Gulfport, Florid...






My daughter has 3 homecoming dances to go to this year. This is the second dress I made. The other I didn’t get a good picture of her as she was whisked away right after a swim meet!! I only have a picture that one on my cell phone.
This one is made from slinky fabric on the clearance table of my local fabric store. I knew my dd would never have agreed since the fabric is kind of 90s and weird, so I just bought it and made it and when she walked into my sewing room she said “Sick! Is that for me??” (sick is the new “cool”) Anyhow, I wanted a dress like this one in this month’s Vogue.


My daugher, however thought the back drape looked like an elephant’s trunk. Humph. Anyhow, I changed it up with a rhinestone thingy that I had on hand anyway. I always thought I would use the rhinestone for a front feature, but using it in the back worked awesome.
Oh, The pattern was a tank top one that I cut out the back and vee’d and free cut the rest. Whatever, right, with clearance fabric we can dare to free cut. She added the one sleeve idea… I like it.

PS. We made a ton of wrist corsages for the girls too, because I am super cheap and these kids already had to spend $25.00 for the tickets, plus most bought dresses and shoes.. then dinner out. They went as a big group of friends. :) My dd didn’t even bring her boyfriend. She’s bringing him to another one at another school where some friends go.. such a life, eh?
Oh.. the shoes? Don’t even go there..

Material Notes

slinky, rhinestone




Garment Type

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    Nov 4, 2011, 01.29 PMby reliablechef

    love it; it’s just the right amount of sexy for a young one.. not too revealing! Good job!

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    • Priscilla_03_large

      Nov 4, 2011, 04.43 PMby be-bops1

      Thanks.. I don’t like her to get too revealing, so I was glad she liked it. :)

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    Nov 1, 2011, 08.49 PMby Kasiorist

    what a lovely dress!

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    • Priscilla_03_large

      Nov 3, 2011, 04.42 PMby be-bops1

      Thanks! :)

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    Nov 1, 2011, 07.11 PMby infinite-plus-one

    wow, what a lucky daughter! you are a wonderful sewer and mother, i love this (:

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    • Priscilla_03_large

      Nov 3, 2011, 04.42 PMby be-bops1

      Thanks, I am lucky to have her.

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    Nov 1, 2011, 01.43 PMby janene

    Its always a challenge to make stuff for daughters… but a great one! I just love the detail on the back. I like the one sleeve idea of hers too. Showcases the corsage better! Very beautiful dress.

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    Nov 1, 2011, 04.18 AMby fraiche

    you are such a cool mom!! and tell her the 90s are back :-P

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    • Priscilla_03_large

      Nov 1, 2011, 11.48 AMby be-bops1

      haha… I will.

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    Nov 1, 2011, 12.41 AMby Amor Allure

    and o yea well done i love it not to sexy for her

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    • Priscilla_03_large

      Nov 1, 2011, 01.54 AMby be-bops1

      Thanks! :)

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    Nov 1, 2011, 12.41 AMby Amor Allure

    Your daughter looks the best..

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    Oct 31, 2011, 08.01 PMby sanyhuis

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love it. You did a fantastic job.

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    • Priscilla_03_large

      Nov 1, 2011, 01.54 AMby be-bops1


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    Oct 31, 2011, 07.42 PMby chula123

    what a life indeed, especially with a mum like you ! Fantastic dress and even though the material is just something slinky from the clearance table I wouldn’t mind wearing this myself !!! Well done

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    • Priscilla_03_large

      Oct 31, 2011, 07.43 PMby be-bops1

      Thanks! :)

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