How I created a Debutante Ball gown for a sixteen year old girl named Melissa
Melissa's father Paul was hysterically funny when he first saw this dress as it totally covered a queen size bed. "How the heck is Melissa going to fit through the door ? Paul said, the dress is so wide and how will Thomas be able to walk on the red carpet with Melissa, her dress will take up the whole runner. Coty, isn't it too heavy for Melissa ? and how will she be able to dance in this dress? Why do men worry so much!!!
This is me under the dress above and with my camera photographing Melissa with the blossoms.
I spent many hours under this dress pinning and sewing the ruffles together. Trying to get the dress perfectly even on the floor was not an easy task. But we did it!! Mel looked just beautiful on the night complete with her long gloves, little white cape for her shoulders and a tiny little tiara in her hair.