Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Affordable Fun Fashion

Tough economic times call for creative solutions. Though not strictly a sewing project this was a fun and affordable way to send my girl off to homecoming with a unique dress. Last Spring we purchased a cute pink  ballet style frock in the clearance section of  Forever 21 for $12. We knew we wanted to do something with embellishment to jazz it up a bit. We thought about trims, zipper rosettes and sculptural details. Finally we hit upon an idea-why not a painting! We took as our inspiration the Spring 2008 Prada Collection and went with an ethereal quality as far as theme and painting style.

The theme for the dance was neon/glow-in-the-dark so I lightly added glow-in-the-dark paint to some strategic areas. I haven't been able to figure out how to get a picture of this though!


  1. How beautiful and definitely one of a kind!!!

  2. Just fabulous. And she looks gorgeous in it:)