Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Flashback Friday

In honor of prom season I present to you the prom dress of 1975.

A beautiful halter gown made from a 70s silky floral polyester fabric with an attached coordinating sheer cape trimmed in lace. A large floppy lilac colored straw hat is worn to complete the soft romantic look so popular in the mid 70s.

Of course I made it! Didn't everyone sew their own prom dress in the 70s?

Check out the platforms on my date (and that great big bow tie!)

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  1. As soon as I saw that dress I wondered if you'd made it as I've seen so many vintage patterns in that style - it's lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love it! It reminds me of when I was in my cousin's wedding (in the 70's) and she wanted the bridesmaids to wear hats like that - in that popular rust color of the time. Apparently there was a big discussion in the family as to whether I would wear the hat. Little did they know that I was thrilled to make that fashion statement! The polyester dress I had to wear? Not so much.

  3. Well, I didn't sew my prom dress so thankfully I won't be posting it on my site... my senior prom dress was a 1980ish green lame mini. ROFL.

  4. Those pictures of evening dresses looks a lot like what my mom keeps in her box of old things. She said she had fond memories of it, so she doesn't throw it away.



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