Felicity has a Year 12 formal in early April. I know, its early. And she already had a formal last year. Sigh
We went formal dress ‘shopping’ with her friend M and M’s mum C. It was more trying on than real shopping, but the businesses totally got it. I’m sure they’ve seen lots and lots of teenagers browsing and trying on multiple times before actually settling on anything.
It was a lot of fun.
Many different styles needed to be checked out, even ones that really didn’t, like this magnificent fairy dress. Its quite a contrast to M’s elegant and totally gorgeous mint gown.
How about one with a detachable bid?
Seven layers in the skirt might be more her style? Let give that a try too.
Hmm. Perhaps a bit to princess-y.
Now the red one is more like it!
It was a size too small, and made from neoprene.. otherwise it might be already hanging in her wardrobe, and my formal dress sewing would be over before it had even started.
So, what do you think? Should I try making a custom version similar to this that fitted her better? Anyone know of any patterns that I could use as a springboard for the bodice? And good sources of plain neoprene or scuba knit?