Promalicious!

by Erin on October 24, 2005


Vogue 6642

Isn't this gorgeous? Doesn't it make you want to wear flowers on a rubber band at your wrist and drink punch? Don't you wish you were in a gymnasium decorated in "Early Crepe Paper", listening to um, "Open Arms," by Journey? (My name is Erin, and I went to high school in the 1980s.)

Geez, I'd better stop before I turn into the Annie Potts character from Pretty in Pink. (I'm so conflicted about that movie: one the one hand, SEWING MONTAGE SCENE! On the other, worst.dress.ever. Also, I don't care what anyone says, Duckie had it all over what's-his-face.)

It's a teeny size but so adorable, and it's super-cheap for a pattern this great — $16! (from seller FullGarage on Ebay, click on the picture to check it out.) I LOVE the bodice, if I weren't so damn lazy about grading patterns I would buy it and put it on a pencil skirt as a cocktail dress.

Look at the gathers at the back of the skirt … so pretty, and so swishy when you walk. In the good way. Make this in taffeta for maximum swish! Or crepe-back satin, with the dull side out for that front bodice drape …

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous October 24, 2005 at 10:10 am

Thank you. I feared I was the only one who thought the original dress was, although dated, just fine. As a redhead who loves to wear pink, I keep this dress in mind when shopping to avoid disaster. Cheers, -MisAdventure@blog.com

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Anonymous October 24, 2005 at 10:10 am

Thank you. I feared I was the only one who thought the original dress was, although dated, just fine. As a redhead who loves to wear pink, I keep this dress in mind when shopping to avoid disaster. Cheers, -MisAdventure@blog.com

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Jonquil October 24, 2005 at 12:04 pm

Oooooh.I think a gardenia on my left shoulder. If it’s winter, the collar is black velvet.

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La BellaDonna October 24, 2005 at 12:26 pm

Erin, I send you and your readers to http://www.revampvintage.com, and you particularly to the below:http://www.revampvintage.com/index1.htmlNo, it doesn’t have to do with this dress, but it’s a beautiful 1950′s princess coatdress with a sailor collar. They have some jaw-droppingly beautiful dresses, and I wanted you to see them, if you have not already. Especially since they can be ordered in different sizes. There are also several items with the infamous Peter Pan collar.They are freakin’ fabulous – and a nice resource for those of us who’d like something now, while we work on the Great Project(s).

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Anonymous October 24, 2005 at 12:51 pm

I have yet to hear a single voice raised in support of whats-his-name. Duckie lovers of the world, unite! And yes, her re-done dress was wretched, wretched, wretched.–Lydia

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Erin October 24, 2005 at 1:06 pm

I know nothing but Blaine apologists! There must be a Duckie fan club somewhere I can join.Although this link makes me laugh and laugh: http://www.stereogum.com/archives/001360.html

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Lami October 24, 2005 at 1:41 pm

You just knew the Duckman would have been much much better in bed.

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Sara January 23, 2006 at 4:38 pm

I heart the Duckman. If only I had a man as devoted to me in high school. *sigh*And although I made my own prom dress, it was not a bastard child of two other dresses. Amen.

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