Thursday, December 9, 2010

Emeri's Madrigal Dress for 2010

This is Emeri's freshman year and it is her first time being in a Madrigal Choir.  Some of the parents were renting costumes but the rentals were $70+ and you had to drive almost an hour one way to the rental place.  So I looked at some of the previous years pictures of the event and then went on a search online.

I found this dress and really liked it and definitely liked the price:

It was only $40 shipped!  I ordered a medium instead of a small not knowing if the sizes would run small or not. 

When the dress arrived I did have to take both sides in an inch then I had to bring the hem up about 3 inches.

I decided I did not like the ric-rac that was outlining the design on the chest and the waist line.  So I went to Walmart and got some shear black ribbon that was 1  inch wide and some shear gold ribbon that was 1/2 inch wide.  I changed the embellishment on the front of the dress as well as on the headpiece by handsewing on the ribbon (and using the glue gun a bit).

For a total of $50 the dress came out great!  Plus she will wear it in next years Madrigal as well, then we can get a new one for her Jr year.  That price really beats the rental price.

Linked to: Fireflies and Jellybeans, Today's Creative Blog

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