Monday, May 14, 2007

and Prom too!

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.















What's next?
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.

Stay tuned.

13 comments:

Romi said...

She's lovely in her dress! :)

Tany said...

Stunning!!

Marina said...

Gorgeous! Some of your good taste must have rubbed off on her.

AR said...

Beautiful! She's so lucky to have a Mom who can sew such nice things.

Kim said...

Shouldn't the end of the year mean slowing down? Instead, there are dozens of things like this to do! You've handled it all very well.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful girl in a lovely dress!

Lorraine said...

Marji- It's a very flattering and tasteful dress, she's got great taste.

Such a change from the hoochie-mama
stuff.

Linda said...

What a beautiful dress, your daughter is stunning! I bet you having a dress that was custom made for her and comfortable helped to make the evening special.
Have fun helping her make dresses this summer. My daughter wants to get profilic on the sewing machine this summer too. I am counting my blessings because I know it is the last summer we will spend together like this. Enjoy every second you can.

Brigitte said...

Wow, she looks fabulous! What a great dress. And now I'm really looking forward to seeing the summer dress...

She has great taste!

Carrie K said...

Oh, beautiful! The dress and the girl.

Prom dresses said...

She look fabulous :)

Mary T said...

I'm bookmarking this to show my own DD who swears I cannot and will not make her prom dress. I want her to see how classy looking a well fitting made by Mom dress can be! She and the dress are stunning.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Marji - the dress is absolutely fabulous!