Another “Prom break” from quilting……..

Lest I “bore” you with the details, just let me say (as I may have in times past) garments/formal wear that are made well are, sometimes, the biggest “pain” to alter!!! They’re made way too well, stitched well, interfaced well, interlined well………..you get the picture. This little (and I mean ‘little’) dress falls into that category. At a regular price of $310…..it’s “well made” (purchased for….wait for it…………..$50!!!!!! Yay!!!!). Anyhow, the side seams needed to be let out AMAP (as much as possible) or the gal would find herself “propped” in a corner to relax cuz there would be absolutely no sitting down for her (or bending in the middle of any kind!!!!!). The full length photo……………………………..prom,quilt group 024Yes, it is strapless and, yes, this photo was taken after I let out the side seams and, yes, it’s teeny yet!!!!! A couple of ‘shots’ of the side seams after the alterations…prom,quilt group 023prom,quilt group 025

I think this turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself!!!

The local prom is this Saturday night and it’s looking pretty good for weather, so far………….!!!!!

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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16 Responses to Another “Prom break” from quilting……..

  1. Ayesha says:

    beauty….aah! 🙂 😛 luckyy girl!

    • treadlemusic says:

      She picked up the dress last eve. The prom’s “Grand March” is this Saturday and I hope to get some photos, as I’ve altered 2 dresses for this prom!

  2. Jeanne says:

    Beautiful! Glad there was actually something to let out.

  3. What a stunning and gorgeous dress. But I cannot even begin to imagine trying to alter it. Clearly you were up to the challenge and quite capable. I bet you made one prom princess quite happy.

    • treadlemusic says:

      We had a bit of a giggle when she picked it up last eve. She was really a bit fearful that her dinner time portion of the evening would be trying to position herself gracefully somehow on a chair!!!! LOL!

  4. jmorrical says:

    Yikes! I’m in total awe! I would never attempt working on a garment like that. You did a beautiful job!

    • treadlemusic says:

      It’s something that I’ve been doing for so long that I really don’t give it any thought and, like with everything else, there’s some tricks to learn that makes the process a lot easier. Just have to take it slow, sometimes (I don’t do “slow” well!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!). Hugs…………………………….

  5. Amazing job! The girl will look awesome in this dazzling dress! You can not even see where you let out the seams. WOW!
    I opted out of a tight dress last week ( our high school prom) and went with a loose flowy dress that was too big. Luckily there were some flaps hanging down from the bust that I used to tie to the back and the dress became something else. YAY for quick fixes ( and being able to sit down and breathe, ha ha) !
    Esther

  6. Thread crazy says:

    What a gorgeous color and style of dress…beautiful. You did a splendid job as only you would know! I know you made one lucky girl happy! Yea and cuddos to you!!

  7. LB says:

    Beautiful dress and color, and you did a lovely job!

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