Friday, April 1, 2011

Back in the day

I was driving home last night from work and had this realization about how much my Wardrobe reminded me of my 1988 prom dress. The idea that I have "recycled" is pretty scary.

This was a gorgeous dress if I don't say so myself. My Mom made it for me. I'm pretty sure it was a Vogue pattern but can't be certain. It had a huge pink bow on the back of it. I didn't have a chance to scan a picture of the back. I loved having something totally unique and I guess you can see my tastes haven't changed all that much from 20 plus years ago.

My poor Mom went through heck with this dress and fitting me. I'd been very sick the last couple months of the year and lost about 15-20 pounds. Everytime she tried to fit the muslin, it was too big because I kept losing weight. This was the thinnest I had ever been since hitting high school. I very nearly did not graduate from high school because I missed so much school that year.

Gotta love all that big hair too!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my wardrobe. It sure was fun to sew! I fixed the link to the full photo album of my wardrobe on the previous post. Oops!


Karin said...

Now that really is retro! That's how I remember the 80s. You looked cute.

Tina said...

Oh my, that's awsome! Is that Madonna I hear playing in the background? lol

K.Line said...

You are a poster child! Fantastic.

Michelle said...

That is fantastic! I could never get my hair that big, and it always made me sad ;)

Melody said...

If I had seen that dress in 1988 I would thought it was the most awesome thing ever. I had someone make my prom dress too but it wasn't nearly that cool. It was a corny Jessica McClintock Victorian-style knockoff and I shudder just thinking about it.