Prom Dress (a work in progress)4:53 pm
Whatever I think about an American tradition becoming popular over here, (And honestly I'm not sure what I do think about that.) the fact remains that India, like most other 16 year old's will be having a prom this summer, and really it's a jolly good excuse to get dressed up in something pretty.
India and I have been planning her prom dress for quite a while, we've both been pinning ideas for months on pinterest.
India wanted something witha vintage edge to it.
I hadn't wanted to draft a pattern for her, so we decided on a simple pattern that could be easily altered. We chose McCalls M6466
I have ended up changing almost everything, and may well have been better drafting our own pattern after all.
The fit was totally off, and India didn't like the waistband, so I re drafted the bodice completely.
This was our first fitting:
And our second fitting:
Since these photos were taken, I have attached the skirts (they are simply tacked in place here.), and I have hand finished the neck and sleeve edges of the lace.
Next step is to add the zip.
We decided we didn't want to line the skirt, and so I have a lightweight open ended zip meant for eveningwear that I'm going to use in the bodice, and we also have a huge blue petticoat arriving to give the skirts a bit more ooomph!
I could've made a petticoat, but honestly considering the hassle, and the cost of tulle, it made sense to simply buy one.
So, that's it for now, more to come. I've wanted to post these photos for a couple of days, but India wouldn't allow me until now.