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Fancy Fabrics Challenge 2013

Exquisite Prom

Back details with a hidden hand picked zipper and snaps. The back fits snug without any gaps, and still allows movement and is comfortable to wear.

I love to dabble in Haute Couture techiques, I am by no means an expert.  This dress I created for my grandaughter’s senior prom.  She gave me an idea of what she wanted and I went from there.  The fabrics I used were, sequined lace, crystals, satin, chiffon, and silk organza.  It took over 200 hours to create, but the look on her face when she finally put it on, made it worth it.  I cut the sequined lace into pieces and hand sewed (no glue) them on creating a zigsaw puzzle.  The crystals were put on with heat.  I used french seams, I made covered snaps, i put in a hand picked zipper and created bar tacks using thread. The bodice is lined, underlined, a long line bra sewn in and it fits like a glove.  The dress is beautiful and sparkles like a chandelier. Thank you for appreciating the love that went into this dress.


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    MDesign7 | | #1

    Thank you very much!!

  2. Morthan | | #2

    Well planned and executed with care and flair - be proud

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    nopenadazilchnyet | | #3

    What a wonderful grandma you are! And what a lucky girl she is (and beautiful too). I hope to be able to do something like this for a grandchild someday.

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    Trevalee | | #4

    I hope to do this for my 13- yr old and 7 -yr ol granddaughters in a few years. Your techniques were executed beautifully!

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    MDesign7 | | #5

    Thank you everyone so much!! I really loved making this dress for her, but nothing compared to seeing her face when she put the final dress on. A true labor of love!!

  6. NinaLBoston | | #6

    My Goodness!
    You have set the bar mighty high for custom made prom gowns! I love the unique design and admire all the hard work, lovingly done,that went into this amazing gown. So many beautiful touches -- I think the shaped bottom border of the bodice is my favorite feature.
    I hope your granddaughter preserves this treasure!

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