Prom Patterns 2012
Prom season 2012 is upon us and many sewing moms, aunts, and even young sewers, are working away to create that special gown. Traditional long gowns continue to be popular, however short dresses with various skirt shapes are also a big hit. Styles have changed over the years, but sparkles, tulle, satin, and anything girly remain standard.
Key styles include dresses with pick-ups (the popular cloud-like poufs adorning many formal gowns), such as McCall's 6283 and Simplicity 1875. These patterns also include more subdued, straight or A-line versions.
One shoulder dresses, especially in straight or fitted styles, are a leading look on the runways and can be recreated with Simplicity 1874.
Lace has made a comeback in young fashion and is stunning on Burda 7258, a dress with short- or long sleeves and a boat neckline, or McCall 6505, a fitted short-sleeved lace dress. A front lace panel on Marfy 2867 gives a high-fashion appearance. However this dress is not for the faint of heart--Marfy patterns do not come with directions or seam and hem allowances.
Are you making a prom dress this year? What pattern and fabric are you using?