Blue Velvet Cocktail Dress: World Prom

After all that work planning and sewing and staying up late and drinking coffee, I got exactly THREE photos of me wearing this magnificent dress.  Here she is, in all her post-party glory:

handsewn blue velvet cocktail dress

Getting shots of the dress NOT on my body is way easier than getting them ON my body.  For example, here’s a classic:

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That’s RIGHT, baby.  We were shutting. it. down.  But the dress?  You can’t exactly see it so much.

Where you CAN see it is right here:

blue velvet dress photo booth prom picture

That is PROM, baby!  Which is nice, because no one ever invited me to prom, which means I never went, which makes me like the girl Annie Potts talks about in Pretty In Pink.  (My husband is about done hearing this story, but it is a part of me, so.)

I’m a little disappointed, I’m not gonna lie.  This venue is dreamy, and I had really hoped to get some pictures of this beautiful, classic dress in front of the rustic wood barn walls and the lovely, upscale antiques that fill it.  This photo was taken early in the evening, before guests had begun to arrive, when the photographer was testing the backdrop (it was later taken down–after my chance was gone, sad trombone).  But my husband and I were having such an awesome time, and so many of our friends were there, and the music was so good and the drinks were going around…I just never quite got back to the photographer to have another shot taken.

But then I thought: why do I need to have them taken only there?  What I mean to say is, what’s stopping me from taking this dress on a WORLD TOUR??  So I present to you: The Blue Velvet Cocktail Dress Prom Picture Around the World Tour 2013!

eiffel blue velvet

leaning tower blue velvet

taj mahal blue velvet

maori heads blue velvet

macchu-picchu blue velvet

chichen blue velvet

coliseum blue velvet

great_pyramid blue velvet

stonehenge blue velvet

mount rushmore blue velvet

Sigh.  What a dream, right?  I would totally take prom pictures in any and every one of these places.  And maybe even UNDERWATER?

blue velvet underwater

But really, why stop at a WORLD tour?  Let’s make it COSMIC!

blue velvet on mars

Prom pictures for the whole universe, from Mars to wherever!  Heck, even Pluto gets to be a planet in this scenario.  Prom for everyone!!

Happy New Year, y’all.  May your next twelve months be filled with laughter and adventure.  See you there!

  • All background photos via Google image search, with apologies to their respective owners for our photobombing.  All hack-job photoshopping skillz my own.

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  • Sewing Princess
    January 1, 2014 at 4:24 am

    So funny! Loved it! What a lovely dress. Did you draft it? I remember that movie…yes, I did watch it back then. Happy you had a good time…I’d love to go dancing again!

    • Deborah
      January 9, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Oh, thank you! No, I didn’t draft it–I was looking at the clock and realizing how close it was going to be just to get it done, so I used a Vogue pattern with no adjustments. It was warm and cozy and fun to dance in–I think everyone should get to go to a big party in a fancy dress at least once a year!

  • Karen
    January 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I love all of your photos, but the space suits really did it for me. You are so funny!

    • Deborah
      January 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Haha! Thanks! That one cracks me up, too. Somehow, it makes it even better to me that the original image is from the movie Total Recall (the original Arnold version). Let’s hear it for small amusements today! 🙂