You and your date with the purple ruffles looked quite dashing together! My senior prom was the only one I attended in the late 70's. Problem was that the one girl in high school that didn't seem to like me so much was wearing my same dress!
Joni--I was "stood up" for my senior prom and my father ended up taking me out to dinner! Oh, my, having a homemade dress eliminates the problem of wearing the same dress.
Your prom photo is beautiful! You look like something out of the Virgin Suicides movie or something :) thanks for sharing!
Meri--I love the reference to the Virgin Suicides! I was a bit morose as a teen, but I have no idea what effect I might have had on the guys in my neighborhood.
Terri, you are simply too beautiful for words in your prom photo, your dress is simple and elegant and those gathered sleeves are absolutely lovely... And your date looks vey suave and gorgeous too ;)
Carolyn--my mother deserves ALL the credit for the way this dress turned out. The dress I wore the following year, during the hey day of the hippies, was simple muslin with a bit of ecru lace.
Terri, that dress was amazing and that picture simply beautiful. You get the best dressed of the prom award from me!
Emily--thank you. Times have certainly changed with prom attire!
Oh what a glorious pic and I just know you could wear this frock today and still rock it!
Desiree--perhaps some people could wear this dress. Your comment makes me wonder whatever became of the dress...
Fun to see old pics! We did not have a prom i think...or i did not goYour dress is wonderful Terri!
Arianne--was there any sort of formal dance where you went to school? We had dances at least 3 times a year and our parents ALWAYS met our dates beforehand. Curfews were extended for the night of the prom though.
We didn't have Proms when I went to school in the Uk during the 1980s but luckily my children have had the pleasure of their Proms.
Jane--when did proms begin in the UK? Prom attire has changed considerably in the US since I went. What kinds of things did your children wear?
The Prom thing has only just arrived in the UK, it didn't exist when I was at school. I loved your dress and you looked so pretty! x
Vix--were there any dances when you went to school? I remember those we had in middle school. All the boys would line up on one side of the room and the girls on the other and not much dancing actually took place. In some ways, proms in the US have become "politicized"
I love your prom picture! Your dress is so Karen Carpenter, and I love that your corsage matches your date's ruffled shirt!
Anne--the Karen Carpenter reference made me smile. You have the era just right.
Terri, first of all, Happy Mother's Day!!! Secondly, you are absolutely BEAUTIFUL in your prom picture! Your date must have been on Cloud Nine! Such a sweet innocent look! Do I have you pegged?! Hugs sweet friend! ~Serene
Serene--thank you for the Mother's Day wishes and the compliment. This was my steady boyfriend until the middle of my senior year. Yep, still pretty innocent...
Your prom picture just made my night.
Kelly--thank you! I had to do some real digging to find this.
Wow. 1971. Did you make your dress? I was sewing at the time too and have a picture from '69-'70 when I went to my boyfriend's prom. The dress I made was pale blue with white soutache braid around the neckline. You've inspired me to go back to the archives!!
Jean--my mother would have made the dress that year, although I think I made the dress the following year. The dress you made sounds so lovely that I hope you do a post about it.
Oh Terri - you looked great already in 1971, no wonder you still do! Thank you for sharing this picture.Hopefully you are done with the grading very soon!!
Mette--you are too kind. In some ways, I haven't changed. The hair is about the same length and my expression is still somewhat reserved. I have tallied the grades for 4 of 5 classes, but still have two finals to attend this coming week.
LOVED it! You certainly were beautiful then too. I use to sew some easier things but could never imagine making a prom dress.
Linda--my mother sewed this dress for me. The dress itself was lined, but as I recall the sleeves were sheer. Do you remember what you wore to your prom?
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