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Vintage look Prom Dress 2011

Added May 28, 2011

by Blueyedtopaz

Racine, Wisconsi...






My daughter was browsing the Burda site and came across the dress Katjusha
and decided she wanted something like this for her prom dress.

She is larger and this dress was not going to fit her without serious redrafting. She wanted to be able to wear her dress on other occasions so it had to look good without a crinoline so the first thing we did was redraft the skirt to more of a bell shape rather than a full circle, she has large hips and rear so it fills out nicely without the extra poof for a more casual look.

Next I did a straight gather in the front of the dress and added an extra channel where I attached the skirt to the bodice in the back and threaded it with matching elastic rather then running a strand around the entire skirt.

I added a decorative trim to the bottom without a bow and instead placed a silk flower with dangling charms at the waistband sash.

The hat was done by my husband and based on a Vogue vintage hat pattern.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Taffeta, Velvet

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    Nov 25, 2011, 06.21 AMby pilotgirl

    The dress is really beautiful and the hat matches it perfectly!

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    Jun 2, 2011, 02.35 PMby mmmenta

    You did a great job, it looks perfect for the occasion

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    May 31, 2011, 04.46 PMby Amanda Jones

    Absolutely amazing! Love that hat especially :)

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    May 29, 2011, 11.41 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Wonderful! Your daughter looked so cute.

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    May 29, 2011, 12.58 PMby sewobsessed

    Your daughter looks fabulous. I love to see someone take a little risk and think outside the box for prom. I am so sick of the traditional “prom dress”. Your daughter rocked that dress! She looks beautiful and you can certainly tell that she felt wonderful in the dress.

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    May 29, 2011, 08.09 AMby irmchen

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Your daughter looks so very femine and lovely. :-) That’s what I thougt about long time: a rockabilly dress in black. Your creation beats everything I could imagine. The alterations you made are the best and the details are so lovely…. also congrats to your husband, the hat ist amzaing.

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    May 28, 2011, 06.23 PMby aleah

    This looks great!

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    May 28, 2011, 04.52 PMby katensew

    Absolutely LOVELY !! I made a similar bolero top for an evening dress too — with ruffles !!

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    May 28, 2011, 03.42 PMby bennomusik

    So pretty! The hat finishes everything beautifully.

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    May 28, 2011, 07.37 AMby flowergirl22

    oh great,, to see such style on a younger model,, fab congrats great job

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    May 28, 2011, 05.52 AMby luluxo

    it’s amazing! and she looks radiant…. so sweet!

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    May 28, 2011, 05.13 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    adorable and elegant and stylish and great!

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    May 28, 2011, 04.19 AMby Blueyedtopaz

    Thank you for the lovely comments. She had such a wonderful time and felt pretty and feminine.

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    May 28, 2011, 03.55 AMby blmfld

    your daughter looks lovely!! great job!!

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    May 28, 2011, 03.35 AMby kanamithedreamer

    This ensemble is amazing!

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    May 28, 2011, 03.32 AMby accgmom

    Great job! I love the fabric choice!

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    May 28, 2011, 03.32 AMby lorenna

    The whole outfit turned out beautiful! Bravo!

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