Eden knew exactly what kind of dress she wanted for prom, a short retro styled shift dress with bishop sleeves, so that is what she got!
I lengthened, then slashed and spread the sleeve pattern of the Weekend Doris to get a full sleeve, which was gathered at the wrist with elastic. The neck edge and hem were finished with tiny rolled hems.French seams were used throughout.
The gorgeous teal coloured silk chiffon Eden chose is beautiful, not easy to sew with, but having a simple pattern helped there.
I made an equally simple silk slip to wear under the dress for modesty.
Simple, but I hope you agree beautiful.
Of course, she very nearly ended up at Prom wearing only the slip after she got deodorant on the dress which wouldn't wipe away. Cue Mummy washing the entire dress by hand, and then blow drying it with the hairdryer just in the nick of time!
I have forgiven her though. Amazed that my scrappy little limpet baby who wouldn't let me put her down for two whole years has turned into a beautiful young woman.
(Oh and look I got a hair cut!)