I am having the hardest time finding a dress for my Retro Prom birthday party.
Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions for finding vintage dresses online. They were awesome!
However, I am running up against two problems:
- Waist size
And, to make matters worse, I am having a hard time finding any a waist that fits a real person. A lot of them are only 23". Seriously?!
I curse corsets.
My friend Camella and I even hit the town on Sunday in search of good dresses. Houston has a lot of great vintage shops. But no luck (mainly because of issue #2).
I'm starting to think I might have to attempt to sew my own (which a couple of you suggested). One reader even offered to loan me a vintage pattern (thanks, This Girl Asia!).
Unfortunately, I have a terrible time following patterns. As a result, I think I may have to go out on a limb and just sew the damn thing the best I can.
I found a dress from Posh Girl Vintage that looks pretty easy to make. Perhaps I'm being crazily optimistic, but at least I've got the gumption to try it. The dress looks easier to sew than most because the sash takes up so much of the bodice.