Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo! How To Create Your Own Homecoming Dress And Be The Perfect Cinderella At The Same Time
What little girl does not identify with that magical moment where Cinderella's rags are transformed into the most beautiful ball gown? In high school, there are several opportunities to dress up and look beautiful for a dance, the first of which is always the homecoming dance every fall. If you want your own gorgeous homecoming dress, but you do not want it to look like every other girl's dress, you can "bibbity-bobbity-boo" up your own unique dress, and here is how.
Choose Two or More Dresses off the Rack and Combine Them
If you like what you see on a couple of different dresses on the rack, but you know everyone else will be wearing the same thing, buy the dresses you like and ask a seamstress to deconstruct and reconstruct the perfect dress. For example, if you like the sleeves on one dress, the bodice on another and the skirt on one more, the seamstress can take all of these parts and put them together to create your dress. Additionally, the remaining parts of the dresses you bought can be pieced together to create two more dresses for future dances!
Check out Patterns in a Fabric Store
Fabric stores sell fancy dress patterns by the score. Since not everyone can sew, you can be guaranteed the most unique and perfect dress. Every pattern also comes with variations and suggestions on how to make your dress even more unique, using lace, ribbon and other decorative touches. If you want to be really, really unique, you can combine dress parts and features from more than one pattern (similar to the previous suggestion of deconstructing dresses and recombining them, except that the patterns do not leave you with extra dress parts after the fact.) This is also a much cheaper alternative to buying a couple dresses off the rack and deciding how to construct a dress from them.
Ransack Your Mom's Vintage Collection of Dresses from the 80's and 90's
If your mom went to high school dances, chances are, she may have kept some of her old dresses. If your mom held on to her old high school memories, ransack her collection of dresses from the 80's and 90's. You may find something really nice that can be "recycled" as new, and which will definitely not look like anything off the racks in the boutique shops. Better yet, if your mom has vintage boutique and vintage fashion designer dresses, wear that--vintage is a very trendy thing among designers right now. Visit a store, like Bridal Elegance, for more help.