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My Handmade Prom Dress and a Ramble into the Past

Since I can’t show the full length version on Etsy,here it is in all it 80’s glory!

My Prom Date and I in all our 80's glory!

My Prom Date and I in all our 80’s glory!

In my junior year of high school I became interested in fashion design and convinced my art teacher that he should let me design and make my own prom dress for my final project .I came up with the design and my Aunt Janet helped me immensely on the dress.It was pretty fancy with boning in the bodice,beaded applique, layers of chiffon and tulle.I think I was the only girl at prom with black on,and I have to say my dress was definitely the best one!Ha ha.

I wish I had some better pictures but am happy to even have this scan my date Jay gave me.As fate would have it,we grew apart after high school.He was a year ahead and went on to art school in MD and was very disappointed in me when I ditched plans to go to art school and instead took off traveling with the Grateful Dead.I saw him last in 1991 when my GD tour friends and I stopped off between shows at my Dad’s in NJ and Jay randomly drunk dialed my Dad’s and I was actually home for the first time in several months πŸ˜‰ He came over and was very loudly telling me how off course I was and to grow up and get over my hippy shit.

Many miles down the road in 1996,I had my almost one year old on my back at the farmer’s market in Hawaii,turned a corner to leave the market and literally ran smack dab into Jay-all decked out in long hair,beads and hippy attire.It was hilarious and I couldn’t stop laughing!Oh the irony.I am happy to say that after all these years we are still friends,though he lives onΒ  Maui so we don’t see each other often.

See what happens when you let me have a blog??Diarrhea of the keyboard!I seem incapable of just posting a picture with a caption πŸ˜‰

Aloha