March 24, 2010
The Very BIG Project
My daughter started a project, a very BIG project, one in which I was overwhelmed for her. Well now I am overwhelmed for myself as I take on this project. I am not even sure where to begin…which scares me even more. She wants to make her own prom dress. She has an idea in mind and we have looked at many dresses online and she has picked some that she likes, but in those choices are my fears. I have a fear that I wont be able to complete it, or that it wont be what she likes. If there’s one thing that I don’t want to do, it would be letting my daughter down. Being some what of a beginning sewer, I am not skilled in the ways of tulle. She went out and bought a whole bolt of tulle, yes a whole bolt! Who buys a whole bolt of tulle? Apparently my daughter does. Wow! Any helpful ideas on how to accomplish this task, please share them!
Here is a dress she likes. It was created by a local artist Sonia Kasparian, of Urchin Design. She sells her beautiful dresses at Flutter, a store in Portland, Or. We have visited this store many times and drooled over the amazing work she does.
It certainly is beautiful. I have been searching for wedding gowns or prom dresses with beaded detail for the bodice.
Now I know our creation wont be this spectacular but something close would suffice.
Any help or suggestions are welcome! Please, I really would love to hear your thoughts.