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Law School Prom Dress

Added Feb 23, 2012

by wendymichell...

St. Petersburg, ...






I decided to try to make an infinity dress to wear to Barrister’s Ball at my law school this year. I figured, worst case scenario, I spend the money I would have spent anyway. But! It all worked out. Thankfully I discovered Fashion Fabrics Club online and I was able to score this stretch satin for less than $50 (8 yards!). So the infinity dress is essentially a full length circle skirt, a waistband, and two REALLY long straps that you can arrange in a bunch of different ways. This dress was very, very heavy, but so much fun to strut around in. I got a lot of compliments (as well as a couple comments comparing me to The Little Mermaid…take it how you will, I’ve decided it was meant as a compliment and am taking it as such lol).

Material Notes

Stretch Satin (it reminded me a lot of figure skating outfit fabrics, but it came out looking really expensive I think). It was very heavy and, as far as working with it, I was very glad to have a serger!




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Polyester, Satin

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    Jan 3, 2013, 09.53 AMby ttnora

    Wow, I love this dress! Beautiful colour and it is one of my favourite patterns. I’m sure you were the Queen of Ball.

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    Sep 24, 2012, 04.57 PMby Julia Morley

    absolutely lovely! Nice work! I’d love to see a picture of the back, too :-)

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    Apr 10, 2012, 06.34 PMby zsyzu

    I’m sorry I’m just noticing this now, but this is really beautiful. Awesome work! I’m going to have to check out that online fabric store. Thanks for sharing!

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    Mar 18, 2012, 10.44 PMby Gurtlamorous

    love it :) did u need to line this dress?

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      Mar 19, 2012, 05.05 PMby wendymichelle1015

      Nope, just used a serger and the stretch satin.

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    Feb 27, 2012, 09.22 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Thank you all! I’m blushing :)

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    Feb 23, 2012, 03.34 PMby ruthkatherine

    Lovely!! it’s so hard to work with full length dresses sometimes so nice work!!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 03.18 PMby kelepso

    It’s quite lovely! Beautiful dress! Congrats to you and your accomplishments.

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    Feb 23, 2012, 02.15 PMby Douli Bee

    OMG! It’s amazingl!!!! You look like Ariel the litlle mermaid, but even better!!!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 07.06 AMby elguanche

    It doesn’t remind me of the little mermaid but on Marilyn Monroe… hasn’t she had this one in white? A bit shorter maybe…

    It is just great!!!! You must have been the most beautiful person on that ball! :-)

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    Feb 23, 2012, 02.46 AMby Jodi Wade

    Wow! Stunning!

    I can see the Ariel resemblance. Definitely a compliment! She is my fave Disney character :)

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    Feb 23, 2012, 02.08 AMby CationDesigns

    That is a beautiful gown! It’s hard to make satin look good, and you’ve done a great job.

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    Feb 23, 2012, 02.01 AMby patti-r

    You Look Stunning!!

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