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We're going to the Prom...

My husband got this invite from the school he teaches at:

Chanelling the Fifties at the Year 12 Formal

Chanelling the Fifties at the Year 12 Formal

Mirani State High School would like to formally invite you and your parents to the Graduating Class of 2013's Year 12 Formal. 

Hmmm... while I would be required to pose as his 80-something year old Mum, thought I'd go anyway.

A 20 cent belt kit from the thrift shop gives a nice retro touch.  And literally had 10 minutes to buy some costume jewellery.

A 20 cent belt kit from the thrift shop gives a nice retro touch.  And literally had 10 minutes to buy some costume jewellery.

Luckily Lincraft had a sale on silk dupioni ($20 per metre instead of 40!) so made up this dress. I started out with a New Look pattern that had a big gathered skirt.  Well, in that coral pink, I looked like a fat fairy so I unpicked the skirt and put in big boxy pleats instead.  Accidentally assymetrically on the back as you can see.  But had no time to change that -  I just kept my back to the wall most of the night!

All good Persian carpets have one deliberate flaw woven into them, because only God is perfect. Spot the "deliberate" mistake here. Unpicking silk dupioni makes it fray so much, I may just have to live with assymetrical pleating on the back of this dress.

All good Persian carpets have one deliberate flaw woven into them, because only God is perfect. Spot the "deliberate" mistake here. Unpicking silk dupioni makes it fray so much, I may just have to live with assymetrical pleating on the back of this dress.