Prom is a time when big girls can play Cinderella.
My beautiful blonde 17-year-old granddaughter, Erin, will be going to prom in Castle Rock, CO later this month. Her dress is blue, her favorite color. So when her mom hinted that Erin really liked the olympian blue silk zipper clutch I had listed in my shop, and thought it would look nice with her dress, what’s a grandma to do? Of course, I happily sent it off to her with a cheery note inside. http://www.etsy.com/listing/89159233/olympian-blue-silk-zip-clutch-prom
I’ll be making more little silk zipper clutches for other prom goers in the next few days. I received a gorgeous shipment of silk remnants in 14 beautiful colors from Nancy Chadwick of Chad Quilt: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChadQuilt.
The larger bag is approximate 4 inches tall, 10 inches long and 2.5 inches at the base. The petite version is only 3 inches tall, 7.5 inches long, and 2 inches at the base. Each bag has a fabric bow extending from side to side. ( I’m planning to make some with wider bows.) All bags are fully lined with cotton print fabrics in coordinating colors. The zippers are from ZipIt: http://www.etsy.com/shop/zipit. The pattern is from KeykaLou Patterns, used with permission: http://www.etsy.com/shop/keykalou.
I never went to prom. I was voted Most Likely to Succeed in my senior class, but socially I was a wallflower. I did sew a formal, though --- daisies and dotted swiss (very 1971). I was South Dakota’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow, and formal attire was required at the banquet for all state winners. That scholarship was a godsend. It paid for my first two years of college.
Do you have happy prom memories?
LeAnn aka pasqueflowerhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/pasqueflower