Saturday, May 3, 2014

Prom Dress is Finished!!!.

And just in the nick of time!

The original plan was to do the final fitting, tack the lining to the dress, and hem the dress on Friday, the night before the prom. However, an unexpectedly late track meet put us back at home around 12:30 on Saturday the morning of prom.  Then, after waking up a very tired and groggy teenager at 6:30 in the morning to try on an almost done prom dress, I find out that even after previously altering the bodice foundation and bodice of the dress, the dress bodice was bunching near the upper portion of the zipper (because bodice foundation was smaller in circumference than the dress bodice). 

Luckily I was able to move the top of the zipper over a bit and the bunching disappeared-- thank goodness!
 

I feel that after this project, if I wasn't before, I am definitely an advanced sewer now!  The pattern was challenging and fitting the pattern was challenging. 
Don't get me wrong-- a little challenge can be a good thing.  I have definitely added to my skill set sewing, fitting and alterations skill sets.  My daughter has a way of choosing patterns that take me waaaay outside of my comfort zone.


And now without further ado...


THE FINISHED PROM DRESS--WOO HOO!









One thing I will say is that I WILL NOT be making Vogue 2929 again-- not even for a million bucks!


Well...MAYBE for million bucks.




Until next time...sew something you love!

13 comments:

  1. What a fortunate beautiful young woman! And you are one skilled and fortunate Mom. It's been a few years since I did a prom dress. You may not say it, but I know you're just busting with pride and rightly so.

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    1. Thanks Karen. You're right. I am :o))

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  2. Does your daughter know how beautiful she is???

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  3. This is simply gorgeous, and your daughter looked gorgeous for prom!

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  4. Soo beautiful - the dress & the daughter!

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  5. *Simply Stunning!!! Well done Momma....

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  6. I'm considering modifying this dress to use as a wedding dress, but I couldn't find any good pictures online of the sides to see how it was put together. I'd there a seam down the sides, or does the fabric wrap around? I'd like to modify the bottom portion to add a train and remove the slit but I can't tell how hard that will be yet. Thank you!

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  7. I'm considering modifying this dress to use as a wedding dress, but I couldn't find any good pictures online of the sides to see how it was put together. I'd there a seam down the sides, or does the fabric wrap around? I'd like to modify the bottom portion to add a train and remove the slit but I can't tell how hard that will be yet. Thank you!

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    1. Kate, there are no side seams. The pieces wrap around the body. This causes the dress to hang on the bias. It took some "dry fitting" to make sure the pieces went together properly-- like a weird shaped puzzle.

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