Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Monday, 10 December 2012

I Think She Likes It

Remember the flashy Alexander McQueen ball dress that the BA decided she liked? Well my friend Blondie and I came up with our own version!

This was the first draft. I was pretty happy with it considering the pattern we adapted looked like this:

but I didn't like the boxy front pleats so I fiddled. This is the finished result. Not perfect but hey!

I decided against lining the skirt as I figure she will wear it once. Who knows though, it may get a run in a school musical someday. Stranger things have happened! For the big night (tomorrow..eek!) I will make sure she has a long slip.

I am looking forward to seeing the finished effect tomorrow with hair and make-up (and obligatory fake tan). This Grad Ball will be the final, official school function of her young life and I am so grateful that her grandparents, both parents and step parents will be there to share it with her.


Colleen said...

As usual... the dress is gorgeous.

Your daughter has amazing taste... and is lucky to have such a talented mother and friend Blondie!!!

BrightenedBoy said...

I feel like every time I check in you're outfitting your daughter for a new dress ha ha.

Arizaphale said...

Thanks Colleen! BB: you're RIGHT!!! But that's the last one now!!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Very nice! And I do like what you did with the final version - I would never have been able to pick out to do that but it made an amazing difference!