Problem: Barbie is going out to dinner with the prom kids and has nothing to wear.
Solution #1: Buy a cocktail dress.
Solution #2: Wear one of the several prom-ish dresses from our current stash of about 10.
Solution #3: I surprise her with something gorgeous.
Needless to say, we went with solution #3. I found a dress online which I copied, using fabric from my stash and a bracelet from Claire's. On Wednesday, we had a photo and a pile of fabric. On Saturday, we had this -- at total cost of $18.50 for the bracelet:
(she's the one in the middle)
Necessity and living in a small town are both the mothers of invention, especially when it comes to bling. I had just enough fabric to cut it on the bias, and it draped beautifully.
I wish we had better photos of the back. It was asymmetrical and balanced the one-shoulder thing perfectly.
Of course, this kid could wear a feed sack and still look amazing --
OK, that was fun. Now on to the summer sundresses and a how-to tutorial --
p.s. Here's a shot of the dress I copied:
Just click on it to purchase it from Prom Girl.com