Thursday, February 25, 2010

Princess Dress

I haven't done something crafty in quite sometime that I have pictures of, and this seemed to be the only writing prompt from mama kat's that was inspiring to me this week. So I found a picture on my computer of one of the biggest craft/sewing projects I've ever done (with a good deal of help from my mom and one of our neighbors.

Yeah, that was me in 2003 off to my senior prom - and what I would give to have that body back! And yes, my mom and I made that dress! It had to be the most complicated pattern that I could have possibly chosen and of course it had to be pink (forever and always my favorite color). The top was almost like a corset, boning and all, something that my poor mother had never done. The skirt was 6 layers of chiffon and satin and was totally beautiful. We worked on that dress for two months solid until my prom in early May. I felt so bad for making my mom so frustrated with that dress, but at the same time it was fun and a learning process for both of us. I remember many pin stabbings, jammed up bobbins and broken machine needles but also lots of laughs and in the end a beautiful dress.

My mom made my homecoming dress that year too (far less complicated I might add) and my dress for graduation (which needed to be white = impossible to find for an 18 year old). I always loved doing sewing projects with my mom and hopefully once things are more put together here we can start working on window treatments and all kinds of fun stuff! And someday in the not-so-far-away future she is going to make my wedding dress. I've been looking forward to that project for most of my life, since we're making it out of my moms wedding dress!

What kinds of crafts do you like to do? Sewing, floral design, scrapbooking!?!?

9 comments:

Farmers Wife said...

Gorgeous dress and photo! Visiting from mama kats...xx

Life with Kaishon said...

You made that!? Wow. That is so stinking impressive. I almost flunked home ec because of sewing. Let's just say that little pedal on the floor is NOT my friend!

gamommy2two said...

That is a beautiful dress and I bet it was a great mother-daughter bonding experience!

Brea said...

Here from Mama Kat's. So totally gorgeous. I have many happy memories of sewing with my Mum too. Happy times.

CaJoh said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's…

That's great that you can make your own prom dress. It probably saved you a ton of money. Besides, you probably wore it more than for the prom.

The extent of my sewing capabilities is to reattach a button. It's been way too long since I sewed with a machine and I would be afraid I would wind up sewing myself to my garment.

Thanks for sharing,

zombies man... zombies. said...

What a beautiful dress! I just recently made a 3 stooges quilt for my bed with my mother!

Erin said...

WOW that is so gorgeous!!! I so can't do something that complex! Can't wait to see the wedding dress, it will be amazing I am sure!

Maya said...

Beautiful dress! It's like a fairy dress! I wish I could sew. You and Caitlyn are so great at it! I do vinyl crafts, that's about it, or painting stuff from Michaels :-p

JMJE said...

Hi I'm visiting from the Lady Bloggers. That is so cool that you made your prom dress. I wish I could sew. I love crafts but I'm always taking on too many at one time. One day I'll learn to sew though.