Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Prom Dress

With prom season around the corner there's talk about making prom dresses... whether it's a parent sewing for their daughter or someone sewing her own dress.  The Selfish Seamstress had a pretty awesome prom dress.  Click here to see hers.  Although I didn't sew my own dress my best friend and I did make ones out of duct tape.  :)  It was for this scholarship contest that we were planning on entering, but didn't.

Here are our dresses... the photo is the professional one taken at prom.  (I'm the one on the right. ^___^ )

I felt bad for my date because I ended up going around with my friend in our dresses rather than spending time with him.  (Sorry, DA!)  I wish I had close-ups of my duct tape dress because I did put a lot of detail into it.  There are ruffles on the asymmetrical hem of the dress, which was added inside the limo after dinner but before the dance.  I also made duct tape roses that were attached on top of my right shoulder.

I made this dress without knowing anything about sewing... there are no "seams" on the dress.  We made sheets of duct tape my taping my bedroom door.  Then we would carefully peel it off and then carefully tape another layer of duct tape on top (sticky side against sticky side).  Once we had this "duct tape fabric" we cut out our pattern pieces and pieced the whole dressed together on our own bodies while using duct tape to tape our "seams".  Once we got the look we wanted, we cut it down on of the side seams.  Does that make sense?  Hahaha.. this is difficult to explain.  After we had our prom dinner, all the girls helped us into our dresses in the restaurant's bathroom.  We needed them to help tape the side seam we had cut.  It was quite the experiment... but it brings back lots of good memories.  :)

My friend and I did wear "normal" prom dresses for before and dinner pictures.  Here is a picture of my normal dress... I'm the one in the coral dress.  I loved this dress, too!  It took me 5 months to find it... but I'm glad I did... I just wish I could still fit into it.  :)

19 comments:

KID, MD said...

What fun!! You look very pretty in both of your dresses.

Sheila said...

Wow... that is awesome an ductape prom dress... totally creative.

Tanya said...

What a fun story and those dresses are awesome, Project Runway worthy.

Eugenia said...

Both of your dresses look amazing! and you look wonderful - it looks like you were having a lot of fun.

Antoinette said...

Duct-tape dresses! How cool! I am pretty sure duct tape dress forms are constructed in a similar way, but by molding it to your body and then cutting yourself out of it. Cute cute cute.

Aminat said...

Wow, that must have been a great creative experience, and you really pulled it off. Thanks for stopping by my blog

Kathi said...

AMAZING!! I am really impressed with your duct tape dress!!

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Eliana said...

I can see... you've always been a creative person!!! It's really fun and enjoyable moment!

Angela said...

Thanks, ladies! I wish I still had or had other pictures of it.

Susan said...

Too bad you didn't enter the contest after all. Both of your DT dresses were impressive.

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Susan said...

Thanks for the compliment on my dress.

How to Train a Dragon - 3d was amazing! I really loved it.

Monique said...

Ok you guys truly were best friends! My goodness! You will NEVER find another fried like her! LOL! It's crazy, but it's definitely a prom story different from all others. So it was worth it!

Barbara said...

Unbelievable! I'm totally impressed!

Angela said...

Thanks ladies!

@Susan - I need to go see that movie! I've heard good things about it. Thanks!

vivatveritas said...

sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

Regan Rothery said...

That is totally rad. It's funny, I knew how to sew in high school, but never EVER did the thought ever enter my little head that I could make my own dress. You're too cute!

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