I worked a Halloween sale this year. So I had a good excuse to make a costume. I began using my prom dress. I went to prom in 1987 and here’s photo:
Wow! I was so skinny. I hate to put pictures of 1987 me in the same page as 2010 me, but here goes:
I began by cutting off the bodice. I thought I could use take it in and use as a crown. That didn’t really work out. So I made a small quilt sandwich strip.
I laid strips of fabric on top and then machine quilted in parellel lines. I then carefully clipped the top layer only between the parellel lines. I sewed across them both with hand stitching and machine stitching, flipping up the cut areas sometimes.
I think it looks like waves on the ocean. I really love this part and I know I will use this technique again.
On the front, I appliqued several stars. On a couple I added some tulle before I attached the stars, on others after. I gathered the tulle as a sewed it down, in order to make it puffy.
It really created some texture, even to the point where I had to tack it down in places because it was a little too much.