Sewn With Love: Debra Mowers' Camo Prom Outfits (What?!)
The fabric that's nearly invisible to deer caught everyone's eye at the prom.
Debra Mowers says that sewing on her Janome Horizon is something enjoys doing all the time. Out of all the projects she's ever done, one of her favorites came about when her granddaughter Chelsea asked Debra to make her prom dress.
But she had a very unusual request for fabric--hunter's camouflage.
Debra says, "What does a tomboy wear to her Senior Prom?"
Her granddaughter Chelsea did NOT want to wear the normal frilly prom dress. She's the kind of girl that would rather be outdoors, camping, or fishing. So Chelsea decided the answer was camo. Debra said she had plenty of time to finish the project and was able to get the fabric over the internet.
After asking her grandmother to make the dress, Chelsea had another request: "Oh, by the way, will you make a matching vest for my date?"
Debra says, "I used my Horizon and the cording foot to add just a touch of orange to the dress. We decided the right amount of orange would be on the bust, the waist, and the hemline. I put in an invisible zipper with the invisible zipper foot."
She says she was able to fit in one "girlie" touch for Chelsea’s dress --the sparkly orange wrap, which she hemmed with the rolled hemmed foot.
The camo vest included matching orange cording for the trim, working pockets with orange flaps, fully lined, and orange tabs in the back. The black tuxedo and vest ensemble was completed with a tie-it-yourself tie in matching orange.
Debra says that the couple received a lot of compliments on their outfits. "While going out to dinner before the prom, other diners commented on their matching attire and wanted to know where they got them," she says. "The comments of how cool their outfits continued at prom and into the next week at school."
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