If I were to name the inspiration behind learning how to sew it would be Molly Ringwald’s character in Pretty in Pink. “ For the last few years I have debated hosting a design challenge that involved turning two prom dresses into one wearable garment. Hopefully I will get something together in time for prom this year (or someone will read this and make it happen).
After last year’s harsh judging, I wasn’t sure if I would participate in the Little Black Dress Contest. With the recent passing of John Hughes, I decided that there was no time like the present to design the dress that Andy should have worn to prom (instead of that sack dress she ended up in). There was nothing wrong with creating a dress with both a v-neck and a halter. It just needed some darts or something to make it less frumpy.
Instead of 2 dresses becoming one dress I have made 2 dresses that are worn together. The overdress is made of embroidered silk (that was donated by a co-worker) and trimmed with satin. The halter top slip is made of satin (donated by a little old lady).
Stay tuned for more on the event and the details on how the dress was made.