Last Saturday night I went to a ball, more commonly known as Prom. Mormon Prom, to be specific.
I made my gown for that ball. In case anyone happens to be curious about what it looks like, I have pictures:
So I used two patterns and online instructions plus my own alterations and additions. The most part of the bodice was from a pattern, but I altered the pattern to make it more modest--and once I sewed it the first time I had to rip it apart and try again. Terribly frustrating, but worth it, don't you think? ;)
Does anyone else agree with so many on Facebook that my dress bears a slight resemblance to Rapunzel's dress in Tangled?
I felt like a princess...'twas lovely!
For the skirt, I simply used a 3/4 circle skirt tutorial. I have done circle skirts and 1/2 circle skirts, so this was not difficult.
And...how I planned for my hair to look, and how I did it for pictures. Long story. Perhaps I shall explain why by request.
You can't quite see in the pictures, but besides my yellow flowers in my hair I had a yellow flower-shaped necklace (you can see that the most in the first one, not really the others) and yellow heels.
The Ball was quite enjoyable, for many of my friends were there. I did not dance much, perhaps because the young men were "in no humour to give consequence to young ladies who were slighted by other men." (When I thought of this explanation I was comforted because I was just like Elizabeth Bennet, so it was all right!) However, I did have three very nice partners. And after all, having three nice partners is better than having six partners and only one of them is nice (I know from experience :).