friday was "mormon prom". youth from three stakes of our church descended on columbia, missouri for an evening of fun, modest, and appropriate dancing and partying. the week before, i stumbled across an ebay auction for a vintage 1950s dress, and since tashi didn't have a dress for the event, and was planning on borrowing, i snagged it for her, hoping it would fit.
it did! a puffy concotion of pink flocked chiffon, "home made" (as most dresses were then, a sadly lost art). it had the sheer wrap, but we decided it needed more. the "cumberbund" sash had incredibly long ties, enabling us to cut off the ends and cover her shoulders. add a fluffy crinoline, also from ebay, and we were done. she loved it. so much funner than buying a new dress for 5x the amount we spent on this. lexi wore the dress we got her for her junior prom, coming up in a few weeks.
nauvoo 1st & 3rd ward laurels in columbia
lexi missed the memo...only pink or black dresses lex!
ande (far left) made her beautiful dress. and sarah (pink dress in center) & her aunt made her jacket) we got lexi's for steal, on sale at kathleen's bridal.
our friend brady was at mormon prom too. when he posted photos on facebook a girl asked, "why do all the dresses have sleeves?" i can't imagine allowing a daughter to dance all night with a teenage boy in a strapless gown. what are most parents thinking?
a big shout-out to amazing young women's leaders who sacrificed so much time in driving the girls to the prom (three hours each way) and staying overnight with them!