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Teal Homecoming Dress

Added Apr 10, 2008

by reneebeth

Midwest, Minneso...






I made this dress with my mom for my senior homecoming nearly two years ago. When I tried on the lining it fit, but once we got the zipper in and used up the seam allowances, I couldn’t fit my chest in the dress! So we improvised and made little straps out of tulle to go up the back of the dress. I actually think it’s nicer that way. Unfortunately the pictures aren’t the greatest, but the dress was wonderful! I can’t wear it anymore, though, because we sewed the back straps on right before the dance and I had to be cut out of it later. Maybe I’ll fix it up sometime.

Material Notes

Teal satin
Teal lining
Gold tulle
McCall’s M5001 pattern





My mom for being patient and having fun with me on this mother-daughter project!

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    May 21, 2008, 05.45 PMby anniestitches

    beautiful color; some of the best design stuff happens out of major problems.

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    Apr 28, 2008, 09.38 AMby jojoagogo

    I love this dress, I love the fabric you used and its colour. You look beautiful in it, it suits you well :]

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    Apr 12, 2008, 01.05 AMby mira29

    greate dress..but on the photo it looks like you are like a fairy as your legs are not seem so you are flying :)) just a joke :) greate job i think you should fix it! it is very nice on you…

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    Apr 10, 2008, 06.43 PMby reneebeth

    Thank you both! I know the pictures are quite blurry, but unfortunately they’re the best I could find!

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    Apr 10, 2008, 06.20 PMby nikkiclare68

    Love your dress! You look beautiful in it.

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    Apr 10, 2008, 11.52 AMby marijapo

    This dress is fabulous. You look very dashy in it. The improvisation looks fine, maybe you could add some buttons to avoid cutting the straps every time you wear the dress. I like your figure!

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