I thought this would be a unique thread. I went to countless proms when I was in school. I found that every year it was completely different from the last and each school had their own traditions. I want to know what type of dress you wore, what did friends wear? I love all of the stories we all share…Maybe you don’t remember-or want to remember your prom, What about your wedding? I think it’s funny how styles fade and come back.
I guess I will be the first to answer my own question….Our School hosts a lot of dances. I went to almost every one they had to offer. I was in the ROTC program and they had a military ball every year. I went all four years. I also went to Sr. Prom Four times. I went to the junior prom (i think) twice and The senior prom at another school oh, and can’t forget homecoming…….I think that’s it. I might as well just count dresses, I had a different dress for each, many of which I made.
I will tell about my favorite….just so I’m not typing all night. My senior year’s Millitary Ball I mmade my dress. I was in the running for Queen, So I had to have the most extravigant dress possible. (I got Queen) I made it from a wedding dress pattern so it would have a train. It was a deep burgandy color, Crepe back satin. With a sleeveless Princess cut. When I used a light weight material for the lining (I was learning) it just wouldn’t hold it’s shape….So I took upholstry fabric….the heavy kind for sofas and such…needless to say the beginning of january never felt so warm. But the thing that set it apart was that I beaded around the top….and all 186inches around the bottom…by hand. I should say that the beads were a half inch apart, though. It was well worth it.