Monday, May 9, 2011

{Sew} Modern Monday #18

Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned my little sister (although she's 17, she will forever be my "little" sister) was making her Senior Prom dress?  Well the day has come and gone and she looked fabulous!  The special day was cold, wet and rainy and while it didn't affect their fun, it did hinder the quality of pictures I was able to take.  So this past weekend Lindsey and I snapped a few more pictures for the blog.  So what better to place to share a prom dress made by a 17 year old than {Sew} Modern Monday?

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

My only sister Lindsey, six years younger than myself, is a Senior in high school this year. Along with the other momentous events that go along with the last year of high school, Senior Prom seems to stick out.  Lindsey has always been one who likes to stand out in the crowd so rather than purchase her prom dress this year, she decided to make her own.  Early in the planning stages she fell in love with this dress and it quickly became her inspiration.

Then one Saturday afternoon my mom, sister, and I set out in search of the perfect fabric and encountered a few bumps along the way.  Lindsey had her mind set on the aqua-green fabric (the one the dress was made out of) from the get go.  However, once we arrived at the fabric store we quickly realized the fabric color she had in mind had been discontinued a few weeks earlier. Bummer!  As you can imagine, panic set it.  

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Then one of the sales associates came to the rescue and found some in the clearance section. Score!  We ended up getting the fabric for $2.99 per yard rather than the $10.99 per yard retail price.

Lindsey, with the guidance of our Queen Seamstress mom, hand beaded the entire bodice. 

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When it was all said and done, the whole thing ended up costing about $60.00 which is a steal compared to the $318.00 price tag on the inspiration dress.  

I seriously [heart] this girl.

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What do you think?  Pretty good for a 17 year old, yes? :)  

Alright, your turn.  Time to link up some modern sewing.  You know the drill.

23 comments:

  1. That is some IMPRESSIVE hand beading. She looked great!

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  2. Impressive is the very word that came to my mind too! It's gorgeous!

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  3. My jaw literally dropped when I read that she had hand-beaded that bodice. The dress is stunning, nearly as stunning as your sister. :)

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  4. Wow!!! And it looks just like the inspiration. What a talented family. :)

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so impressed. Pretty good for a 17 year old? Pretty good for just about anybody! I'm so glad you were able to find that color. It's perfect.

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  6. Lindsey did a fabulous job - that dress - and her - are drop dead gorgeous!

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  7. That is so awesome! Wow! The dress looks gorgeous, and the fact that she hand-beaded that bodice makes it all the more special. She outdid her inspiration by a mile and looks just lovely in that dress. Megan, your family is so talented - you included! Scientists should study you guys or something :)

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  8. Stunning! The dress is beautiful and your sister is amazing :o)

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  9. Wow, that dress is amazing. The color is perfect for your sister's incredible hair color, and the beading blows my mind.

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  10. Indeed, that dress is fantastic, and your sister should indeed be proud!

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  11. Wow! The dress is abso-stinkin-lutely gorgeous! The beading and amazing and the fit is incredible! Awesome....just awesome!

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  12. Oh my goodness that dress is stunning! I can't even fathom ever being talented enough to make something like that. Just beautiful!

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  13. That is a beautiful dress!

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  14. Megan, it's gorgeous! I love it. I made my own prom dress. Brings back the memories.

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  15. Such a lovely dress and the dark green is perfect with her beautiful hair!!

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  16. It's just GORGEOUS!!!!! She could probably GET $350 if she wanted to sell it : D !!!

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  17. This dress is stunning! Love the detailed work! Great job!

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  18. Your sister's dress turned out BEAUTIFUL! Even more impressive is the fact that it REALLY looks like the inspiration. :)

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  19. Oh.my.gosh. She HAND-beaded that?? It looks wonderful...much much better than store bought! She looks so beautiful!

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  20. That dress is fantastic!! The bead work must have taken ages!

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  21. A very beautiful dress. The colour sets off your sister's gorgeous hair.

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