Friday, November 21, 2008

Ellen's Valedictory Dress - photos and Dior rose

Frock:Burda WOF 08-2008-126
Socks: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Old ones from the wardrobe
Hair piece: Dior rose
Makeup: Aunty Cheryl









I made the rose following the instructions from Couture The Art of Fine Sewing by Roberta Carr.


And one more, just because I can (and she is smiling):



We all had a wonderful time!

22 comments:

Claudine said...

Beautiful dress!

Shannon said...

Ellen looks so elegant! You must be just bursting with pride!

In the last photo, I cannot get over how much she looks like you - beautiful mom, beautiful daughter!

Bonnie D. said...

She looks gorgeous! Great job.

Alana said...

Gorgeous. I like the straps!

Elaray said...

Beautiful! (Love the socks.) My DD was Salutatorian and her friend was valedictorian of her class. Things are much more casual here in the states!

Lindsay T said...

Beautiful daughter and beautiful dress! LOL, she and my DD look to be about the same in the bust size. (Clothes look better on small-busted women, right?!)

Gwen said...

Wow! Beautiful dress! Beautiful young woman! Beautiful Dior rose & make-up! Rarely do I wish to be young again, but sometimes... ;)

On a side note, do you subscribe to BWOF? A young woman from Malaysia has asked if I know of how she might subscribe, and I thought that maybe you (being in roughly the same neck of the world wide woods) might have some advice. Thanks!

Christina said...

Gorgeous! What an exciting time in Ellen's life. And I can see your face in hers. (She probably doesn't want to hear that, as I never really cared to hear that when I was her age, but now I find myself looking and acting more like my mom and I really don't mind at all!).

Summerset said...

Ellen is beautiful! The dress and accessories are perfect - youthful and smart, too.

Marji said...

Congratulations to both you and Ellen. She looks happy and is deserving of the champagne. And the dress (and rose) look GREAT! You did such a beautiful job on that dress.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your daughter looks beautiful. The whole outfit is perfect!You did an outstanding job!

Cherie said...

Ditto (beautiful girl, beautiful dress)!! She has such a definite style for such a young woman-the haircut totally matches the stockings/shoes vibe. You must be a very proud mama!

Sew4Fun said...

Thanks for the photos. Ellen looks lovely. Well done, mum! Now the wait for results begins. I hope Ellen gets the marks she needs to get into the course her heart desires.

kbenco said...

What lovely photographs of your terrific work. Congratulations, and I hope Ellen's waiting summer is not too hard on her. It is difficult to be in limbo.

fabricluver (Susan) said...

Beautiful dress and beautiful daughter - she sure takes after her Mom. You should be so proud in many many ways.

Hugs,
Susan (fabricluver)

AllisonC said...

The dress looks fantastic. Of course almost anything on Ellen would look fantastic, but you still did a wonderful job!

Vicki W said...

She looks lovely! The dress fits her perfectly and is very flattering.

Liana said...

Beautiful daughter and a beautiful dress. She does have a real look of you, which should please her. Great photos too. What a nice time you all must have had, and I know you're very proud of her. Best wishes to her for her future.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I know it was a lot of work but it was soooooo worth it to see the smile on her face in the last picture! Beautiful dress!

Linda said...

Bravo! A great looking dress on a very pretty young woman!

Isabelle said...

You did an amazing job with this dress, Vicki - big congrats! Ellen looks gorgeous.

Tany said...

She looks AMAZING!!!! She's so beautiful!