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24-01-2004
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What to wear to prom or homecoming
I, as a highschool student, want to experience my adolescence so I'm planning on attending prom. Even though prom is way away I was just pondering it and think I want to make a dress.... my mom made all her dresses and they were gorgeous!

I want to make a dress like the one Ally is wearing in the pic below ...but can't find a pattern similar to it...do you know any dresses that aren't real pricey that are pretty?

ahahah I feel so absolutely psycho posting this topic haha
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I'm going through the same thing right now.

My mother will be making my dress too. Check out Vogue Patterns. They have some awesome patterns. That's where my dress pattern is from.

My dress:

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/vogue...&M=&UK=20843341

I'm choosing B, and it will be done in white satin.

What's your budget for a dress? What's your style? What kind of look are you going for?

I love dress shopping, so I would be more then willing to help you out. I'm very excited for prom.

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you coulod always try vintage...so many girls wear sparky gowns with similar silhouettes that all look the same...its nice to see something different.

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25-01-2004
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i really dont know ur style, but i graduated two years ago...the dresses seem to not be as dressy any more like the typical prom dresses i think this dress could look amazing with the right shoes and jewlery.
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I don't really like the black dress. Sorry fresh style.

I have more questions, pointup. What's your skin/hair/eye coloring? What kind of body shape do you have? What's your favorite part of your body, that you might want to show off in a prom dress? Colors you love? Colors you want to avoid?

Do you want a long dress, or maybe something short for a fresh new look?

Hehe. I love helping people dress shop. Can you tell?

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When I went to prom (10 years ago, but you can go ahead and listen, because it wasn't typical Early 1990s Fashion) I bought one of those Chinese brocade Cheoung-Sam tops (red) and wore it with a black, 10-gore flared miniskirt and a pair of black velvet Mary-Janes. The top cost be $22 and the skirt I already had around, and the shoes were I think around $15 (from the same import store where I bought the top).

My hair was really, really long then, so I parted it down the centre all the way, made two braids of it, and wrapped them around my head Heidi-style. My hair stayed up and out of the way through a LOT of dancing.

Good on ya for making your dress, though. I love to sew and make most of my clothes these days. While I can do my own drafting, I definitely appreciate the convenience of commercial patterns, even if I end up changing them around some. I have a great fondness for McCall's and Butterick's teens and Misses lines. The sizing is very accurate and the drafting is top quality. I have never had the slightest bit of trouble putting together any of their products (as opposed to Simplicity, where I find that the proportioning is dreadful and everything comes out about 2.5 sizes bigger than they state!) If you can catch a sale on Vogues, their vintage line has an evening dress that is a little like that one you like. All of the major pattern companies have evening-wear. I've had awesome luck with Butterick's. I've used them for several bridal-parties worth of bride's maids.

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I vote for vintage as well. I wore a yellow 1950s dress for mine last year; I loved it!

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May I suggest Prada?
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The Prada outfit is interesting, but probably not dressy enough. Proms are typically fairly formal events, and most of the girls wear some kind of evening wear. I used to have a skirt a lot like that one when I was in high-school, though mine was vintage--1950s. When the fabric was spread out, it was a bunch of Native-American dancers with animal masks. I loved that skirt to bits and wish I still had it! One of the few cool pieces I didn't keep forever.

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I don't know if this is your style, but a dress like this might be lovely for prom...
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Oh that dress is stunning. Chanel?

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Yup. Here's another that would be wonderful...
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Wow, you might be multiply jumped-on in either of those...

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Something like this would be sweet as well...
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Originally posted by PrinceOfCats@Jan 25th, 2004 - 6:42 pm
Wow, you might be multiply jumped-on in either of those...

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