May Giveaway Day: 1950s Prom Dress

I’m so excited to be participating in this year’s May Giveaway Day hosted by the wonderful shop, blog, and forum: Sew, Mama, Sew!

While I’ve hosted some fun giveaways in the past (1 and 2), I think this one takes the cake!!!

I’m giving away a handmade, vintage dress decorated in layers of lace, chiffon, and tulle accented with a silver cummerbund.

As I was cleaning out my closet a few weeks back, I decided it was time to relinquish a very special dress of mine.  This was the dress I wore to my wedding shower, and it means so much to me.  It’s the perfect shade of Tiffany-blue (my favorite color) and, in all actuality, marks the last time that I would have a special occasion to wear something as fun, frilly, and feminine.

I really think this is too special of a dress to just sit in the back of my closet for the next 20 years.  So while I still have a hard time letting this go, I feel it deserves a better home where it can get out and have some fun and as well as going to someone special.

Dress Sizing Specs:

  • Bust: 34″-36″
  • Waist: Up to a 29″ max (trust me!)  Someone with a 28″ or 28.5″ waist would be most comfortable in this.  But if you didn’t need to sit, this dress could maybe fit up to  a 29.5″ waist size.
  • Hips: Free Sweep, since this does have a full skirt
  • Total Length: 48″

Here’s some more pictures for you gals to drool over…

Ruffle Detail on Bodice:

Back View:

Side View:

The insides:

This is the interior of the bodice.  It has 4 boning channels, 2 at the bust seams and 2 in the back, as seen above in white.  It’s complete with a classic vintage, metal zipper in a baby-blue.  As you can see in the image above, I had the straps shortened since I am short-waisted.  But you can lengthen them again as needed, since they weren’t cut.

Hem Detail:

The above image shows all of the layers to the dress: There is a silver, silky lining topped by a layer of aqua mesh, which is then topped by the sheer ruffle layer.

So I bet you’re wondering how you can to win this 1950’s handmade, aqua prom dress for your very own…

Since I want this dress to go to someone special, please let me know in the comments section what you love about this dress and why you think it should be your very own.

Obviously, it would be a bonus if you tweeted or linked to my giveaway on facebook or became follower of zilredloh; but it’s not necessary for you to win.  I primarily want it to go to a happy home.

Comments will close at midnight one week from today, and I’ll announce the winner on May 26th, 2011.

Update: Sorry ladies, I misread the rules and the giveaway closes tomorrow May 25th at Midnight.

Good Luck!!! And be sure to check out all of the other fun giveaways over at Sew, Mama, Sew!

Update:  I just checked out Sew Mama’s blog and there is TONS & TONS of stuff being given away in each of these three categories:  Handcrafted Items, Sewing + Knitting Supplies/Materials, and Handcrafted Item(s) + Supplies/Materials.


P.S.  This dress was purchased on etsy from Timeless Vixen Vintage, and is the source of most of the lovely images.  I wish I shared her photography talent!!

P.P.S.  If you have any additional questions about sizing, feel free to contact me by clicking the envelope at the top of the page or better yet just click here.  :)

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