Sunday, May 23, 2010
Choosing the pattern is half the battle. My daughter likes simple and classic, and she ended up choosing one from the December 2008 Burda magazine- style 104 . This is such a gorgeous yet simple style, that I think it would work for just about anyone. The key to it is to find a beautiful fabric. I had bought some Vera Wang Silk Satin from fabric.com when they had it on sale for $2/yard. Unbelievable! This should be $40/yard fabric. It was heaven to work with. Here is a close-up of the bodice:
Butterick 5542 which is one of my favorites. I've made this one before, and it obviously is a popular pattern as it has been in the Butterick book since 2001. Right after I made this, I went out and bought two more copies of it, so that I will have spares just in case they discontinue it. This is absolutely the only pattern that I've ever bought 3 copies intentionally for, so you know I must be crazy about it! The back is the stunning part of this dress.
My daughter and her date went to a formal store are were able to get a perfectly matched vest for his tux. Here they are before heading out to the big dance:
That's all the prom dresses this year!
Posted by Ann Brodsky