All Dressed Up With Some Place To Go

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Family,Homemaking,Sewing

Similies and metaphors can not adequately describe the monumental event tonight. Alyssa, the lustrous pearl of my life, was accompanied by her date, Cori, to the prom downtown. Donned in a gown of cool black satin and flowing, silky chiffon, Alyssa was breathtakingly beautiful.

It all started with a pattern.

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Notions, fabric and pins EVERYWHERE and it ended up looking like a mess.

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By the time I was finished, there was also a HUGE mess on the floor. So many black threads!!!!

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Alyssa’s eyelashes look perfect. I don’t know how she can make the eyeliner line so straight.

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The boutonnière and the corsage were made by Cori’s mother, Heidi.

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I love the purple fabric and the beautiful boutonnière
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Do you see Alyssa’s reflection in the car window?

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My little girl has grown into a beautiful young woman.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 mascanlon July 24, 2009 at 2:31 am

Oh my gosh, I followed you over from Alicia's because I was curious about the roses. The dress, the kids, the photos, fabulous! I am so impressed! Thank you for sharing.
(Oh and I have a redheaded son and a red headed granddaughter, how could I not take a peek at a redhead riter!)


2 Kaibee July 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm

AWWH! The dress looks absolutely lovely! I love it! (Coming from a teenage girl!) I wonder how much hard work it would have taken!!! Nice job!??


3 Steph Jordan September 9, 2009 at 6:16 am

Just Gorgeous! The dress is beautiful and she is absolutely gorgeous. They look great. You are a Goddess!



4 Teresha@Marlie and Me October 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I had to revisit this post because prom is my favorite time of year (I used to run a prom dress project in my last hometown). I love to look at prom pics. Alyssa is breathtaking and you did a fabulous job on the dress!


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