r/sewing Jun 21 '22 Bravo! 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Gold 1 Wholesome 10 Burning Cash 1 Timeless Beauty 1 Coin Gift 1 Glow Up 1 Narwhal Salute 1 Heartwarming 1 Helpful 3 Masterpiece 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Silver 5

I made my AND my friend's prom dresses! ✨ Project: FO

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 21 '22

I’m so glad I got to make my own prom dress! Not only was it cheaper, but it felt much more personable, having a dress made for me only <3

The corset bodice is from Nava Rose’s free pattern. I placed extra boning in the front for style preference, and at the side panels for structure. I also lengthened the back panel so I could install a zipper. Lastly, I cut the original shoulder straps off around my armpits, so I could replace them with ribbon. The skirt piece is three layers of full circle skirts of tulle (rosy champagne-colored tulle with glitter), and one ¾ circle skirt of a satin lining that matches the color. The 4 shoulder ribbons (two in the back of the bodice, two in the front) were cut one yard each, then I cut to my preference once they were sewn on. 

Underneath, I have a very messy white tulle petticoat! It’s just one layer of a 160 cm tier, a second tier double the length, a third tier double the second length, and a final fourth tier double the length of the third. Each tier’s height was the height from the floor to my hip, divided by four. It's basic, but it worked for the volume of fluffiness I wanted!

I also made my friend’s prom dress, but it was pretty simple - a black crushed velvet cowl dress using DressmakingAmore’s Celeste Cowl Neck Slip Dress pattern and video, then adjusting the length to reach the ankles!

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u/LyndaCarter_ Jun 21 '22 Narwhal Salute

it was pretty simple - a black crushed velvet cowl dress

Ma'am. You have incredible skills. When I was your age, I was sewing Laura Ashley cotton sack dresses out of quilting cotton and they regularly came out crooked.

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u/Paperwhite418 Jun 21 '22

Saaammmmeee. I bribed my grandmother to make my home economics class final project for me! It was a circle skirt and I was literally having a breakdown over it!

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u/LyndaCarter_ Jun 21 '22

haha this is badass in a different way

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u/girlbabe323 Jun 22 '22

I love this comment so much! 🤣 1. for your breakdown
2. That you actually convinced her to make it for you.

This will be me with my grandchildren that I don't have yet (assuming they ever have to "make" anything).

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u/Paperwhite418 Jun 23 '22

In fairness, my gramma was super easy to bribe. I traded her neck massages and playing cards with her. I think she was satisfied with the trade.

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u/girlbabe323 Jun 23 '22

Sounds like a smart lady! 🥰 I will have to keep her negotiation tactics in mind for the future.💜

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u/wildebeesties Jun 22 '22

At this age, I was trying to hand sew a cape for my Furby using leftover jersey and a super wide piece of elastic I found in my grandma’s scraps

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u/Austin_Chaos Jun 22 '22

At her age, I'd made a pillow and a pair of boxer shorts. Both in home ec, and both abysmal lol. She's got a gift here for sure! :)

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u/BelleAriel Jun 21 '22

It’s beautiful. It’s also something you can treasure forever, knowing you worked hard to create it.

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 22 '22

Thank you! I want to keep it in good condition for while so my little sis gets a chance to try it on for her prom if she wants to, she seemed interested!

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u/Attract_the_Minkey Jun 22 '22

The dress is beautiful, of course she is interested. However, I have a feeling that when your little sister is ready for her prom, you'll be excited about making something just for her.

Great talent, vision, and completion!

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 22 '22

Very likely, I'll probably come back from college just to deliver a new one to her, haha!

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u/Knitmarefirst Jun 22 '22

Are you going for any type of dress making/designing or textiles degree?

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u/outdooralchemist Jun 21 '22

You glow in that rose gold color! Beautiful work on both dresses!

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u/StuckatHomeCU Jun 22 '22

Agreed! beautiful humans and lovely sewing skills!

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u/amputect Jun 22 '22

These dresses are both beautifully made, you have real talent and you very obviously worked super hard on them! Congratulations on creating these gorgeous dresses, and thank you for sharing, stuff like this makes me super happy. I hope you have a great prom!

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u/burlapchafesmeso Jun 22 '22

You look like royalty ❤️❤️❤️

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u/lissawaxlerarts Jun 22 '22

Oh wow. Those are both incredible. You both look gorgeous. Like princesses from two different eras.

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u/DaytimeTurnip Jun 22 '22

Both are very well done

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u/masada1945 Jun 22 '22

Reminds me of Hamilton! Well done!

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u/Possible-Feed-9019 Jun 22 '22

Congratulations. They look great. I hope the skills you learn you get to continue to use in your life because you have a talent.

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u/backseatfucking Jun 22 '22

youre an incredible seamstress! way to go. im inspired to pick up a sewing project

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u/deedee25252 Jun 21 '22

Princess and breakfast at Tiffany's. Love it.

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 22 '22

Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's look was my friend's main inspo picture!

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u/Reboot-account Jun 22 '22

You look like a Disney princess

Edit: somebody else has said this my bad

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u/ProHappyness Jun 22 '22

I was thinking Princess Tiana and Audrey Hepburn!

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u/LaMalintzin Jun 22 '22

I got a Hamilton / Chicago vibe, but yours is spot on

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u/[deleted] Jun 21 '22

Your sewing skills are PROMising.

I'll show myself out.

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u/Thisguygotit Jun 21 '22

NEEDLEss to say, that was some great work on that dress.

I'll be joining you outside then.

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u/Jazzlike-Squirrel116 Jun 21 '22

Seams like you may need some company.

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u/Eiskoenigin Jun 21 '22

Did not sew that one coming

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u/lorelioness Jun 22 '22

This thread has me in stitches

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u/misscaulfieldsays Jun 22 '22

Guys, this is all fantastic MATERIAL.

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u/andieisdandie Jun 22 '22

All right, that’s enough, now Zip it.

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u/zoology-nerd Jun 22 '22

I’m noticing a PATTERN here

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u/saionjisaihara Jun 22 '22

Oh god it's a pun isn't it

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u/JimiWanShinobi Jun 22 '22

To which we're all more hooked than grandma's afghans...

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u/Tropicalmoon46 Jun 21 '22

The dress is amazing the second picture is Disney princess level, great job making that piece.

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u/mandajapanda Jun 21 '22

Disney princess level

I would like to add that the simplicity of her hair choice, with the head band, is absolutely perfect.

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u/Tropicalmoon46 Jun 21 '22

Yes the way the dress lights up in the sun just adds more depth to her hair pushing it over the top , great style all around.

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u/CaffeineSippingMan Jun 22 '22

The fact she is friends with a bear also makes her Disney Princess material.

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 21 '22

Thank you! I had a few "Cinderella in champagne colors" compliments :) I wish I had taken a picture with the ribbons off-shoulder, they looked pretty that way as well!

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u/phadewilkilu Jun 22 '22

It’s like if Mirabel form Enchanto took Cinderella’s place at the ball. Everything is perfect. ♥️

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u/Rehnion Jun 22 '22

Needs some small birds clutching ribbons to complete the picture.

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u/WittyTimbitty Jun 21 '22

Your dresses are beautiful! You did an amazing job. Also such a cute, sentimental memory to have! 🥰

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u/backgroundmusik Jun 22 '22

A Disney princess and her antagonist make amends and go for breakfast at Tiffany's.

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u/PMmeifyourepooping Jun 22 '22

Definitely the vibe.

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u/silyah246 Jun 21 '22

Reminds me of a modernized Angelica from Hamilton! Your creations are truly gorgeous!

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u/onetruekhaleesi Jun 22 '22

That’s what I was coming to say! Very Angelica! She did an amazing job 🤩

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u/simoleonengineer Jun 21 '22

Incredibly beautiful!

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u/Oh-Oh-Ophelia Jun 21 '22

These are gorgeous. The peachy one is my favorite, but both are elegant and beautifully done!

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u/am3142 Jun 21 '22

Oh my goodness, Ramenbroodle! 😍 you are a truly talented sewist! So proud of your work! I love your dress especially because it’s shiny, and iridescent, and truly so well constructed! Keep it coming! 😊

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u/throwaway12345243 Jun 21 '22

honestly you could make a business out of this, bit it's so so wonderful, amazing skills !!

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u/Acceptable-Friend-48 Jun 21 '22

So high end designer dress and Disney princess dress that both look amazing and you don't realize how truly gifted you are? You are amazing.

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u/happydandylion Jun 21 '22

This is wow!

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u/P3nnyB Jun 21 '22

Two beautiful dresses, amazing work! You're very talented.

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u/[deleted] Jun 21 '22

This dress is stunning!! I’d be living out my princess fantasies in that dress 😍😍😍

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u/Peachy-Keen-23 Jun 21 '22

Oh wow, those are stunning!!! The fabric on yours is so pretty and flattering on you

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u/DreadPirateGryphon Jun 21 '22

Seconding the Disney princess comment! You look stunning and you’ve done an amazing job!

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u/ksylles Jun 22 '22

You have a future in dress design! Beautiful dresses 👗✌️‼️‼️‼️

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u/e_mk Jun 21 '22

Absolutely gorgeous

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u/Snoo33903 Jun 21 '22

Talented and generous.

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u/Telllas Jun 22 '22

Your friend looks like shes stanced up and ready to beat some ass

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 22 '22

If looks could kill yet be attractive at the same time, that'll her face lol

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u/lsp2005 Jun 22 '22

Stunning! You are an amazing seamstress and designer! Your talent will take you far!

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u/Zero-Clockwork Jun 22 '22

Did you also make the gloves with the black outfit as well?

I'm on the 'repair' side of sewing but even I find this really cool. Great choice of color and what a great gift to the friend as well.

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u/nauticalcouple Jun 22 '22

They’re incredible! You guys look beautiful and I hope you keep making such great pieces.

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u/unlitlanterns Jun 22 '22

I’m in fits over how gorgeous this is! The color, the cut, excellent job

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u/gingiberiblue Jun 22 '22

You are truly gifted. Really. Not only did you do a ridiculously beautiful job, you made a gorgeous dress for your friend too.

I hope your parents are very proud of you. They’ve got an amazing kid.

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u/Ok_Zombie2460 Jun 22 '22

I love this! I feel each dress suits your look/personalities. And for some reason I feel the pair of you are like the broad city girls.(In the best way possible.) Hope you two are friends for life with this picture!!

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u/pinkthrift Jun 21 '22

Your dresu is stunning! Sucha good work! And it suits you well

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u/TalmanesRex Jun 21 '22

That is such a beautiful dress, I love it. Both are beautiful. Hope you and your friend had a great time.

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u/Tboneternal Jun 22 '22

You did a great job!

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u/KathChalmers Jun 22 '22

Wow! Lovely.

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u/radiocleve Jun 22 '22

Holy shit, that's awesome!

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u/PrecociousPoptart Jun 22 '22

They both look so lovely! You are very talented!

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u/GivesMeTrills Jun 22 '22

You look beautiful

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u/Dawg1shly Jun 22 '22

Really well done! Keep at It, you’ve got a bright future.

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u/CurrycelNumeroUno Jun 22 '22

Damn you’re friends w a bear? Goated

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u/lol_camis Jun 22 '22

I just want to commend you for correct grammar in a situation where it seems wrong.

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

So gorgeous, the pink dress looks couture

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u/Drooginator Jun 22 '22

omg this is stunning and you look gorgeous… wish i had a friend like you for my prom!! hope you had lots of fun on your prom night :-)

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u/Damselindepression Jun 22 '22

Ma'am that's literally a princess dress, unbelievable!!! People would pay for your talents, you're so good

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u/PutPuzzleheaded5337 Jun 22 '22

I’m an old dude in Canada. All through junior high and high school, I took home economics instead of woodwork (shop) or automotive. I will admit, it was because of girls….gotta love the girls. Anyways, I learned to sew and mom was super good at it (made good money making Barbie clothes). So, having said all that, what an amazing job!! Just hemming those dresses would have given me a brain bleed. Congrats😊

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 22 '22

Thank you! I'm glad I took up sewing, such a sustainable and fun hobby :) The satin lining hem for my dress was definitely hell lol, I'm eternally grateful that tulle doesn't need hemming.

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u/PutPuzzleheaded5337 Jun 22 '22

Your an amazing young lady, thanks for sharing!!

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u/[deleted] Jun 21 '22

How?

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u/aneerandomone Jun 21 '22

Keep it up, they are lovely!

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u/Paulsmom97 Jun 21 '22

Both dresses are stunning!

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u/PatchyEyebrows13 Jun 21 '22

Exquisite, and you look absolutely stunning in it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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u/Ornery-Caterpillar74 Jun 21 '22

Great job 👏

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u/Ornery-Caterpillar74 Jun 22 '22

Seriously that’s very talented. You have a skill that most of us wouldn’t even dare approach. We don’t have the patience lol

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u/UnprofessionalGhosts Jun 21 '22

Absolutely dreamy!

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u/fuzzydogpaws Jun 21 '22

You both look beautiful!

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u/RedRam97 Jun 21 '22

Just wow!

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u/Poli3110 Jun 21 '22

Great job girl 😍😍

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u/Disney_Plus_Axolotls Jun 21 '22

Omg both so gorgeous!!!

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u/Realtorbyday Jun 21 '22

Very NICE JOB!!!

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u/LOC_damn Jun 21 '22

You look so beautiful !! The dresses are perfect! Love the bodice.

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u/BlueberryCheesecakes Jun 21 '22

These are so beautiful! And that color looks great on you, good job!

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u/Rrroxxxannne Jun 21 '22

Beautiful!!!

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u/TryPsychological7823 Jun 21 '22

Those are both beautiful! Amazing job!!! You both look great!!

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u/PhantomIridescence Jun 21 '22

Stunning, gorgeous dresses. I hope you had a wonderful time at prom knowing that you not only got to have the event but the satisfaction that you pulled this off so fantastically. Truly one of a kind!

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u/chozlogs Jun 21 '22

These are incredible! Good job!

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u/beebirdie095 Jun 21 '22

Both dresses are stunning

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u/Exciting_Librarian_3 Jun 21 '22

That’s amazing!!! I love the dress and how it has a a purpose that you got to create.

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u/iwanttoeatsand Jun 21 '22

omg both of these are so GORGEOUS ❤️ absolutely fabulous job!!

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u/IsisArtemii Jun 21 '22

Nicely done

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u/Jazzlike-Squirrel116 Jun 21 '22

Gorgeous. What an accomplishment you should be proud!

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u/HelenAngel Jun 21 '22

Wow! Amazing work!

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u/Tinkboy98 Jun 21 '22

That is spectacular! And so are you

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u/seashellpink77 Jun 21 '22

Oh my gosh you are insanely talented. You and your friend both look incredible!!!

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u/sossgrl Jun 21 '22

the dresses came out beautiful!!!!

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u/Asriel__goatprince Jun 21 '22

Wow they look so good, great job! :D

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u/elvendusk Jun 21 '22

These are gorgeous. You look like a beautiful fairy Princess and your friend looks stunning. I hope you ladies felt beautiful and had a wonderful night. You have mad skills!! I love how personal these dresses are 💗

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u/lovely_ovum Jun 21 '22

You both look lovely❤

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u/whosyourllama Jun 21 '22

These are so gorgeous! You guys look great - I hope you had a fantastic time out in these dresses!

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u/psdancecoach Jun 21 '22

Holy (bunch of complimentary cuss words) that is STUNNING!!!!

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u/constantlyconfu-WAIT Jun 21 '22

SO PRETTY 😍 AWESOME JOB!!!

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u/Wondercat87 Jun 21 '22

You are super duper talented! I love both dresses. You did an excellent job on both! I am in awe of how amazing these look.

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u/chuchitamadre Jun 21 '22

That’s a great friend

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u/BellaFrequency Jun 21 '22

Gorgeous! The dresses look amazing and you look beautiful!

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u/[deleted] Jun 21 '22

So pretty, like a princess

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u/_Driftwood_ Jun 21 '22

you are a good seamstress and great friend.

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u/ErinEvonna Jun 21 '22

To be able to make something with your hands is an amazing talent 🧡

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u/neise53 Jun 21 '22

Beautiful

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u/anotterloveswater Jun 21 '22

This is cute as hell

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u/Human-Lady-Person Jun 21 '22

You both look fabulous! What a wonderful thing to do for and share with a friend. :)

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u/piocheprimm Jun 21 '22

You look absolutely magical!

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u/Noodlesoftheworld Jun 22 '22

You are so very talented!

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u/Lilymoon2653 Jun 22 '22

Gimme the pink one right now

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u/Kairenne Jun 22 '22

Pretty amazing!

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u/Western-Jury-1203 Jun 22 '22

Excellent work and very fit.

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u/PansyOHara Jun 22 '22

Gorgeous!

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u/ironwheatiez Jun 22 '22

Incredible work! Keep feeding that maker impulse. For some of us, it's the thing that gets us through tough times and makes the best of times even better. You look so proud and you should be. And I'm sure you made your friend super happy!

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u/raphiscoolbutrude Jun 22 '22

This is incredible! You both look magnificent and your work is fantastic. Proud of you!

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u/Emperor-Megatron Jun 22 '22

Absolutely stunning

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u/kimberdlee Jun 22 '22

Both are beautiful 😍 !! I especially love your dress. Outstanding work! The style and the color look so good on you (and ❤️ the ribbon)

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u/Adm_Mitthrawnuruodo Jun 22 '22

Oh wow you look like a Disney princess!!

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u/jessicbobert Jun 22 '22

You did an amazing job!! Both of them look fantastic!

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u/Emergency_Bullfrog_5 Jun 22 '22

You are incredibly talented! Off to design school?

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 22 '22

Nope... going off to Applied Math XD

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u/ExistentialPI Jun 22 '22

I mean…one could argue that the process of making these dresses involved enough applied math.

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u/ramenbroodle Jun 22 '22

That... was actually my college essay topic lol

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u/ExistentialPI Jun 22 '22

It’s like they say, “write what you know”

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u/chapoton Jun 22 '22

Congratulations to the both of you for being the best dressed at prom!

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u/MaBanBan Jun 22 '22

Amazing. Great job!

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u/twinsouls54 Jun 22 '22

Both dresses are beautiful!! You are so talented!!!

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u/pamelovexoxo Jun 22 '22

Girl you got it. These are so beautiful. How long did it take ?

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u/Ashbrit Jun 22 '22

I don’t follow this sub, but both dresses are amazing. You absolutely killed it!!!!

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u/boymackie Jun 22 '22

The pink dress is really impressive! 🤩

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u/lockmama Jun 22 '22

They are both absolutely stunning! I can't imagine making something like that. You rock girl!

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u/armageddon_boi Jun 22 '22

Even came with a teddy bear mask

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u/nomadding Jun 22 '22

Wow - incredible!!! Are you proud of yourself? I hope so.

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u/stompy33 Jun 22 '22

This is one of those instances where I don’t understand the creativity and talent a human brain has, because I certainly don’t have it. Beautiful!

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u/Morrigan2022 Jun 22 '22

Both are absolutely beautiful! You are very talented. Definitely a designer career in your future if you wish.

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u/lavender-witch Jun 22 '22

Y’all look so gorgeous!! You look like a rococo painting 🥺💕 hope it was fun

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u/Lauranna90 Jun 22 '22

You both look stunning! You have a real talent.

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

Omg it's absolutely gorgeous!! She looks like a fairy tale princess!! It is so pretty!! Great job!! She looks so royal and beautiful!! I love the color too!! You could get a job making these for ppl!! :) Keep up the good work!!

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u/Ok-Metal-2372 Jun 22 '22

Talented as

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u/DanielleK95 Jun 22 '22

Wow both look amazing!

Also nice to have a bear friend. 🐻

Honestly you have to much talent, I struggle to tie my laces some times. I wish you so much luck on your next project! 🍀🍀

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u/sagegreenpaint78 Jun 22 '22

Gorgeous! You are so talented!

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u/Willowsewsweet Jun 22 '22

Beautifully executed. My first prom dress was a disaster.

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u/FuddieDuddie Jun 22 '22

Wow.. you have real talent. Great job!

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u/nosaj23e Jun 22 '22

Looks great! Very nice job!

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

Your friend looks like a Teddy Bear, they may want to get that checked out.

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u/willia99 Jun 22 '22

I don't know why Reddit recommended this sub to me but since I'm here. nicely done you did a fantastic job :)

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u/Naphthy Jun 22 '22

Wow you are amazing!!! Congratulations! Those are stunning!

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u/AnnaTheBlueRogue Jun 22 '22

OMG they were prom dates!

You look amazing, well done!

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u/CutieCode Jun 22 '22

You're so talented! Your creations turned out great. :D

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u/GardenGoldie Jun 22 '22

S T U N N I N G!!!!

seriously, excellent work, and what a wonderful memory made! Hope you had an excellent prom!

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u/SoundNFuryNothing Jun 22 '22

You look stunning!

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u/justynebean Jun 22 '22

Y’all some kick ass kids these days. I want your dress. Sure my ass won’t fit it but I’ll pull a Kardashians and pretend. Lol go you!!!

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u/Camero_1326 Jun 22 '22

What a beautiful princess dress, I love it! I paid a grand for something similar and I still have it. Prom dresses are very special indeed, hopefully you keep it forever. 💜

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u/gunnerxp Jun 22 '22

Classy. You guys have good taste.

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u/johnmeeks1974 Jun 22 '22

The dress on the right gives Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibes

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u/2doxieLisa Jun 22 '22

Wow you did a great job!

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u/BigEasy70115 Jun 22 '22

Beautiful!

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u/ClayyCorn Jun 22 '22

What a legend, you look like a Disney princess in the best way

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u/hillkilby3 Jun 22 '22

Very awesome!

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u/Snorezore Jun 22 '22

What a lovely job!

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u/TryTwiceAsHard Jun 22 '22

Wow girl you're fantastically talented.

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u/puss_parkerswidow Jun 22 '22

Those are beautiful!!!

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u/serity12682 Jun 22 '22

You are very gifted. I like both but that peachy ballgown is just stunning, and it looks wonderful on you.

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u/sonia72quebec Jun 22 '22

Beautiful dress, it's the perfect color for you. Just be careful if you have to use a staircase. You don't want to be like me who got down the beautiful staircase at a venue on my behind. They are still talking about it, almost 30 years later. :)

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