Shopping for fabric....this time around it is for my daughter's first Prom dress and for her BFF's dress.
In February I set her up on my Pinterest account and made a secret board for her so that she could peruse all the modest dresses she wanted and pin what she liked so we could get an idea of what we were going to do. She and daughter #2 spent a couple of hours looking at pretty dresses and pinning WAY too many. But they had great sister bonding time over it.
This was probably the top dress overall that she liked.
Color, style, everything.
Not the price, however.
Choke, choke at $475.
After all her pinning we then hit Jo-Ann's and checked out fabric. Because I knew we could duplicate this dress for way less than that price--even if we spent $100 on materials it would be better.
We found this awesome piece first and decided this is what we were going to work around because it was such cool fabric.
Ruched turquoise taffeta/satin with sequins.
Bought some coordinating taffeta/satin fabric for the skirt and some tulle also.
Her BFF emailed me this picture of what she wanted.
Purple with some black tulle overlay.
Over the weekend she and her mom, along with me and daugther #1, went shopping.
Supplies are all bought.
Now onto the actual cutting, fitting and sewing.
Gotta get these girls to work so that we have plenty of time to put them together.