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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Met Monday goes to the Prom!!

The Best Formal Ever!!
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
for Metamorphosis Monday!!

This is my daughter Vivian in her formal from Prom 2009.
I have always made Vivian's special occasion dresses and last year while we were shopping for the right style, Vivian tried this dress on.  She turned to me with tears in her eyes. (Viv never cries) and said "I know we can't get it but, do you think you could copy it for me?"
Now, I can sew like nobody's business...but, this was a prom gown on steroids!  Just looking at the layers of tulle made me want to take a sedative.  She really looked so beautiful in it I couldn't help but buy it for her (by now we were both crying!).  We ate macaroni and cheese for the rest of that month!
Vivian said she would wear this gown to every formal occasion she would ever attend!!
I actually sprung for alterations because there were no others in her size and it was discontinued.  So they had to take it from a size 6 to a 2.  Vivian went to the prom and felt like a queen!
Here she is with her date...
Don't forget cheesy picture with little brother!!
For her Senior Prom Vivian wanted to be a little more sophisticated and so as the prom date drew closer she began to think she might want to change the bodice. Since I have tried to cater to her every whim create original clothing for her over the years, I set about coming up with a plan. We decided on a plain black bustier and cutting the gown down to a long skirt.
The original dress was extremely heavy on her shoulders...this way the weight would be on her waist and hips...which we thought would be more comfortable. It was comfortable and she loved it!
Even though I asked her not to tell anyone I made it since I had over a month to do it and yet waited until the last minute and did a rush job which it looked like in my opinion!
Don't forget goofy face picture with younger brother, Wesley!
.....and the real metamorphosis....
Please stop by at Between Naps on the Porch to see some really cool Metamorphosii!!!!!
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  1. Positively gorgeous...the dress and the two of you!!!

  2. beautiful girl! and lovely dress! What we moms do for our daughters! My daughter said the same thing, but ended up needing many more formals when she went to college. But because she knew that she would be needing them, we watched the clearance racks.

  3. She is simply stunning! And the gown is lovely. You are an adorable mother, too! Silly, cute brother.

    Wow, you truly are a seamstress! Amazing transformation ~ I'm a stitch-witchery kind of gal.

    Now I'm off to read more about your GWTW fever!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  4. Donna, my daughter is 5 1/2 and lost her first tooth the other week. I kept it together in front of her because she was a little scared, but when I was alone I just about cried. It's going by so fast already. It just feels like time speeds up every season. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower/friend!

    What a sweet post!
    Allie (your newest follower)

  6. Your daughter is so blessed to have a Mom who will do this. One can tell from the post that the two of you have a special relationship!
    Have a great week!

  7. Oh how pretty they both are! How wonderful to have a talented mom -- I know because I had one too! Thanks for your very sweet visit.


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