Promaballoona Frock Party!!!

Oh, prom. That time that each girl looks forward to. That blissful, pre-wedding dress shopping experience of dropping fuckloads of cash on a one-time-wear garment. The makeup. The manicures. The salon appointments. Those were the days……just not for this girl. Like most things in my life, my prom going experience was not at all what I hoped it would be.

Read the rest over at my friend Oona’s!!

And check out the frocks below.

Barbie Pink and Sweet Cream frocks!

The "Barbie Pink" Prom Dress

Barbie Pink

The Facts
Fabric | Sumptuous hot pink cotton sateen courtesy of Kollabora
Patterns | Vintage (1940s) Simplicity 2693 and my TNT skirt pattern, Simplicity 9823
Year | 1940s and current
Notions | Thread, a zipper and elastic. I did not interface the bodice, but it is doubled.
Time to complete | Made during an all night sewing marathon, so I’m not sure. It went together pretty effortlessly, I must say.
First worn | On a two part photo shoot with my big girl aka kick ass photographer!
Wear again? | HELL YEAH!! Try and stop me ;P
Total price | Nearly FREE!! I won the fabric, was given the elastic by my sister, the zipper from my granny, the bodice pattern is from a swap and the skirt pattern was probably .99cents.

The "Sweet Cream" Prom Dress

Sweet Cream

The Facts
Fabric | 100% cotton paisley embroidered fabric from fabric.com
Patterns |Vintage (1940s) Simplicity 2693 and Vivat Veritas’ scalloped waist skirt pattern
Year | 1940s and current
Notions | Thread and a zipper.
Time to complete | Made during an all night sewing marathon, so I’m not sure. It went together pretty effortlessly, I must say. The entire dress is doubled. The fabric was slightly sheer and very lightweight. I sewed the two skirt sections together at the bottom edge, turned it right side out and pressed it. Worked like a charm!
First worn | On a two part photo shoot with my big girl aka kick ass photographer!
Wear again? | HELL YEAH!!
Total price | I don’t remember what I paid for this fabric, but I can assure you it wasn’t much. The bodice pattern is from a swap and the scalloped skirt pattern is free online.

The "Sweet Cream" Prom Dress

The "Sweet Cream" Prom Dress

The "Barbie Pink" Prom Dress

The "Barbie Pink" Prom Dress

The "Sweet Cream" Prom Dress

The "Sweet Cream" Prom Dress

I took some advice from the recently departed Nora Ephron. She said

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

The "Barbie Pink" Prom Dress

I saved my prom experience this time around. Snaps for me!

My co-hero, Missy, snapped this pics for me. Don’t they kick ass!!

More pics here.

About these ads

10 thoughts on “Promaballoona Frock Party!!!

    • Thank you, Cyn! I think you should definitely give sewing a try. Even if you start with some refashions. There are tons of ideas around Pinterest.

      Brooklyn is so beautiful in its grit. I see something beautiful every time I go for a walk.

      ________________________________

  1. Pingback: The “Scout’s Honor” Woven Tee | Sown Brooklyn

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s