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. :)