Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Prom dresses

My END OF SCHOOL FOREVER ball is coming up, and I have to make* a dress (I'm not buying, I don't want to take the risk of turning up in the same dress as someone else). I decided on a 50s style dress, to be made with a Butterick pattern. It will be pale pink with a layer of black lace over the top, based on a dress I found in a vintage shop in Covent Garden. The dress Anne Hathaway wore to the Met Gala has an identical bodice, but a much longer skirt.

But then I was messing around on the computer, googling dresses for inspiration and I saw THIS DRESS. 

Emma Watson in Ossie Clark at the most recent Harry Potter premiere. I had totally forgotten about how gorgeous is. All my plans for my prom dress went out the window. THEN I saw the price. And my little ball gown plans were back on. BUT I am going to a wedding soon (holiday pending), so I might make* one.
Flo x

 *By "make", I mean, enlist Mama E's help. 

Images via: Google images

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I understand what you mean... I always end up needing my Nan's help! Your planned dress sounds a bit like (actually a lot) like mine, which I had for my Yr. 11 prom and am wearing again at my uni ball because I can't be arsed to pay for a new one. Mine's a strapless 50's shape with a cream satin base and black lace overlay.
    Good luck with the sewing!


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