Because having a 16th birthday party isn’t enough to do on a holiday weekend, we threw in a prom, too. Fortunately, this was the boy’s prom, so he did most of the work!
This is my older daughter, who already completed her first year of college. She chose to wear this dress I made last year.
I think the color of his vest matches perfectly! I also did her hair. We had curled it three times and the curls kept falling out. So I did this side sweep.
Yes, we need one photo with the brother in the tree….
The dress is a washable silk and has a number of stains that did not wash out. We are going to retire this dress as a formal. I would like to refashion it somehow – perhaps using the skirt portion with some kind of contrast bodice – perhaps out of a cotton print. Or perhaps glamming it up with a flashy bodice, as shown below. Share your ideas if you have them!
So pretty! I love the way you styled her hair!
Great idea to refashion the dress. It would be great with a shorter skirt and flashy top! I would do one with straps! (I remember your post from last year!):)
It’s so cute that his vest matches the dress so perfectly! Refashioning the dress is a wonderful idea. I love the first picture you shared of the shortened dress!
Everyone loves the first dress. I win. 🙂 Love ya mom!
I love the brother in the tree photo. Having grown up with 3 younger brothers, I can definitely relate.
Yes, we did the matching tie, vest thing too….so cute. But my daughter had this really wierd “russet” colored dress that was an awful color to try and match….it took many shopping trips. I think finding the matching items was as fun as prom for them!