School Dance 80′s style

This is really embarrassing

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This is the pattern mum made my 6th form School Dance Dress with, complete with the big bows on the shoulders and all.

It was a very 80′s shade of electric blue – which I don’t think I have worn since – polyester moire taffeta! Noice!!

I am not sure where the photos from that night are – must dig them out!

We are back from almost a month in New Zealand – I am calling it the best time ever! Great to catch up with many friends and family and we traveled every tip/op shop we could find.

Thanks Mum and Dad again for the amazing hospitality – we all loved it and thanks to my brother Gavin for making it from Scotland!!! to be there with us!

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11 thoughts on “School Dance 80′s style

  1. i feel your pain – this looks very similar to my grade 9 grad dress, except mine was what you could call electric purple, complete with heels dyed to match. and big hair. with baby’s breath flowers in it. ouch.

  2. Trish I have come across a couple o Mum’s dresses 30s-40s in an old tin trunk. Will photo them along with the others I have of hers…. A very special grosgrain black coat also. Will send soon I hope. Busy with bees & 36* heat at the moment. Wonderful to catch up again!

    Love Libby…PS will also send pix from Shaky Bridge

  3. LOL! Love the bows on the shoulders! I made wedding & bridesmaids’ dresses for a living in the 80s so I saw many many similar get-ups, in multiples. I made up that very pattern, 3 bridesmaids, a lovely (!) jacaranda colour, chosen specifically because the dresses had lace sleeves and that was the colour the lace came in. Accessorised with little draw-string bags featuring the lace carried on their wrists (a smart idea in theory, somewhere to tuck your lipstick/tissue etc, execution wasn’t to my taste) And the finishing touch was the shoes, they were covered in the fabric and lace. I really liked jacarandas before then…..

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