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Renaissance inspired Prom Dress

Added Sep 2, 2008

by jl-r

Tomball, Texas, ...






Prom dress with laced corset top, slashed full sleeves ending in cutout cuffs, silk and satin removable overskirt and tulle underskirt. Beaded ribbon trim and rhinestone buttons.

My daughter and I shopped in vain for a unique prom dress that was neither too frou-frou nor too sleazy. She didn’t want to be a carbon copy of every other girl at prom (and didn’t want to look like Britney either) – so we decided to create an original. The dress design is a renaissance era inspired style, but the sleeves are copied from a 1930s vintage dress. The tulle was a nod to traditional prom style – but the rest was my daughter’s personality. We originally thought it would be blue or deep red, but when we saw the green and silver embroidered silk, we fell in love.

Material Notes

Embroidered silk, satin charmeuse, tulle





Jules and Gemma’s fashions – designed and made in partnership

The bodice is a corset pattern. The underskirt is a basic circle skirt in layers and layers of alternating colors of tulle. The overskirt is simply a waistband with different triangular shapes attached.

The sleeves are a standard bell sleeve, gathered into a cuff, and then slashed down the center from shoulder to cuff.

I’m trying to copy the pattern we used for the cuffs to upload. Hopefully soon.

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    Sep 2, 2008, 09.49 AMby jl-r

    This dress took a full month to design and make – with stops to regain our religion along the way. Thanks for the comment! :)

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    Sep 2, 2008, 09.30 AMby krunamagiar

    Splendid!!! How long did you take to finish one of this?

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