Lauren is the youngest in this family. The last prom, the last high school graduation.
For this years prom dress Lauren chose a pattern (for which we are grateful, last years dress was a design and build), and she knew exactly what color and type of fabric she wanted.
And the dress came out to be exactly as she wished it.
She loved the dress, I'm happy.
note that the bar over the eyes is to deal with the red eye photo and not to obscure who she isBack view with straps pinned in place - the straps were sewn into the seam...however we don't have finished back pics.
complete with Petticoat
After seeing so many prom dresses (and working on alterations for a few) that are more appropriate for a Las Vegas showgirl or a streetwalker, it is a pleasure to make something that is modest yet glamourous for the prom.
Lauren even helped with some of the basting and some of the hand stitching.
Lauren has stated that her goal is to make some dresses for herself before going to college later this summer.
So today we got started.
She's chosen a print cotton from the stash, and got this halter dress cut out, and some of the seams stitched today. She plans to finish it tomorrow.
Simplicity 8059 and some wool jersey
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