{fun fridays – Gala style + an Intrepid Thread giveaway!! yipeeeeee!!}


You know how you will do anything for your kids??? If you won the lottery, you promise they can have anything they want? okay, maybe not everything…LOL!!

I have always loved to dress my little girlies up in beautiful dresses and finery. And I've sewn a lot of dresses in my day…well, little girlie dresses that could withstand my "not-so-precise" seamstress abilities!!

And Cora, my darling oldest, has always been patient with me…that is, until she became a teenager.

There was that year where I announced to the family "time to pick out the matching Easter Dress fabric!"  and Cora told me flat out NO!! She wasn't wearing matching dresses with me (or her sisters) anymore. 

She was pretty emphatic…


{Cora very young at a Tea Party!}

Fast forward to this year…

She went shopping a GOB to find a dress for her Senior Gala (prom). This was supposed to be the year where she was Cinderella at the Ball! But where was her gown????

She already had the shoes…

{note the shoes…so awesomely Cinderella-ish!!}

She had the Prince…

{they look so distinguished here…a little, anyway! LOL!!}

…but she didn't have the dress…

So I promised her that if we looked at all of the "cool" resale shops and she didn't find anything, we could run to Joann's and look for a pattern and I would "attempt" to make it…


after 2 weeks of "deer in headlights", a great phone call from my sister telling me all the great tips about sewing satin, and 4 days of straight sewing minus an hour here or there (seriously…only an hour here or there!!!)…

…it was created!! Yep, I was the fairy godmother…

and my darling daughter who didn't like matching dresses made by momma, stepped into her fairyland dream Gala with her prince (who btw, is wearing a matching bowtie made by yours truly!! love the Martha Stewart Bowtie tute!!), and she was wearing her gown…

and without further ado…



I love how in this pic you can see the back with the little rhinestone thingamabobs on her bodice!!


They were with such a gorgeous group of kids!! (yep, that makes me feel old…just sayin'…)


There is a rhinestone thingamabob at every tuck in the skirt…


I had to take a couple of artsy photos…

and then the guys…


and the girlies…

Cora+girls gala

*sigh* I love this wild ride I'm on with my first senior!!!

Here's a fun shot of Cora tying Nathan's bowtie…she is the expert!


Just one of the many milestones I will enjoy this spring with my graduating senior!!


If you've made it this far through my wild pontificating about my eldest child, you deserve a chance to WIN, WIN, WIN!!!

My darling friend, Julie from the Intrepid Thread (my fave online store ever!!), who I absolutely adore, is giving away a bundle of 8-10 fat quarters of TURQUOISE fabrics in honor of Cora's Gala dress!! 



All you need to do is to leave a comment on this post about anything!! :) 

You can have a second chance to win if you follow me on Facebook

and a third if you follow me on Twitter!!

(Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do! :))

You have until this Monday, April 23rd at midnight CST to post a comment!! yay!! Have fun!!

Thanks sooo much for visiting my blog and listening to me rant about my sweet baby girl!




More about Sally Keller


  1. Reply

    I love this dress! You did an amazing job. It is so impressive.

  2. Reply

    What a wonderful story, I loved every minute of it!! I have made my fair share of satin dresses so I know all about the slippery stuff! You did a fabulous job, Cora looks so pretty and happy…you should be very proud!

  3. Reply

    Ah Prom. I remember those days! Great bundle giveaway and great dress!!!

  4. Reply

    Yes, I follow you on Facebook 🙂

  5. Reply

    This was an absolutely wonderful post. A total throwback to my daughter’s prom. It is such a special time!

  6. Reply

    What a sweet story, and you are a sewing genius! Love all the colors in that bundle.

  7. Reply

    My daughter keeps trying to convince me I can make her a prom dress… I don’t know if I believer her…

  8. Reply

    What a dreamy stack of fabric!

  9. Reply

    I’m following you on facenook 🙂

  10. Reply

    I’m all a flutter following you on twitter ;D

  11. Reply

    Love, love, love the dress. My daughters are now in their early forties, shhh, I made all their prom and formal dresses. I worked full time, but I’d take a week off from work and sew. The neatest thing was that no one else ever had the same dresses as they did.

  12. Reply

    love those colors!

  13. Reply

    wow-beautiful dress! i hope to have a girl to dress so pretty some day. my boys just don’t seem to care.

    and I love the fabric colors!

  14. Reply

    I liked you on FB.

  15. Reply

    Cora looks just like a princess in her gown! Love the bundle that you and Julie are offering — but then, I think I love everything Julie sells! Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Reply

    now following you on twitter!

  17. Reply

    Such a beautiful dress!! She looks like a princess!! 🙂 You did a wonderful job! 🙂

  18. Reply

    I like Sally’s Angelworks on Facebook! 🙂

  19. Reply

    and I follow on Twitter, too! 🙂 Thank you, and Intrepid Thread, for the wonderful giveaway! Beautiful fabrics!!! 🙂

  20. Reply

    That is a great dress. Love that you made the bowtie. How cool!

  21. Reply

    Looking forward to a great weekend with my sis, mom, and grandma! Girls Weekend!!! Hope you have a great one too!

  22. Reply

    I remember those days of finding the perfect dress prom dress for my daughter/niece. You did a great job and she looks so pretty.

  23. Reply

    I loved reading this personal Cinderella story! The gown is amazing.
    And well, I need this beautiful TEAL fabric, seeing as how I live in the Teal country of the UNCW Seahawks (my son’s alma mater and soon, my husbands!) Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Reply

    I love that you fearlessly jumped in to create a gorgeous dress. Cora and her date are having so much fun and so very happy. This is going to be a memory that will last a lifetime!

  25. Reply

    I follow you on Facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  26. Reply

    Following you on FaceBook now!

  27. Reply

    I am following on FB

  28. Reply

    Your daughter’s dress is fantastice!! The belle of the ball. Love the color choice of this giveaway bundle…thank you

  29. Reply

    Very pretty dress for a very pretty young lady!! I bet she had a great night.

  30. Reply

    I’m a sucker for teal fabric and this collection from Intrepid Thread is amazing. Follow you on twitter also as Chanzy01.

  31. Reply

    I follow you on Facebook

  32. Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! And I just love the color!
    What a great memory, for her and you.
    Thank you for the great giveaway.

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    I also follow you on Twitter

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    Wowie!! You did Awesome job on her dress! It is Gorgeous!! ( and by the way…so is your Daughter!) Love all the pictures you shared too!

    Turquoise is my oldest Grandgirlie’s FAVORITE color! Would LOVE to win! She will Graduate next year….and I’d sure use this fabric in a Quilt for her Graduation! Thanks for chance to win!!! 🙂

  35. Reply

    Congratulations! Your girl is so pretty! And I love the color of her dress and the bundle too!!
    Thank you!

  36. Reply

    The colors are just so pretty, Thank you and Intrepid Thread for the chance to win.

  37. Reply

    You did a great job on the dress. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  38. Reply

    Absolutely beautiful dress!

  39. Reply

    Enjoyed your story – your daughter looks beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Reply

    What an absolutely beautiful dress! (and beautiful daughter) I wouldn’t even know where to start. Well done!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Reply

    You did a fantastic job! Definitely a Cinderella dress!

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    I ‘like’ on FB (Rebecca Marie)

  43. Reply

    I follow on Twitter (ourbusybunch)

  44. Reply

    You did a wonderful job on the dress. 🙂

  45. Reply

    I so wanted to make my daughters prom dress this year too but she found the magical dress at a small store. You did a great job. My first is graduating this year too it comes with much sadness and great happiness for her. Good luck to you mama!

  46. Reply

    Beautiful daughter..beautiful dress…beautiful fabric.
    Proud Momma.
    thanks for a chance to win.

  47. Reply

    Not that I don’t like turquoise, but I was hoping you’d make a dress for the giveaway winner (KIDDING- totally kidding!). That dress is amazing! (And I LOVE turquoise, by the way!) 🙂 C

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    I follow you on FB

  49. Reply

    Yep, I’m one of your facebook fans, too! 🙂

  50. Reply

    I follow you on twitter @olliesdollys

  51. Reply

    Hope she has fun at the prom, got sent over by intrepid, new here, would still love to win:-)

  52. Reply

    Love, Julie! Thanks so much for a chance. Wow, that dress for your daughter is amazing!!!

  53. Reply

    Beautiful dress, what talent. I’ve made lots of dresses, but not sure I would attempt a prom dress.

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    I follow you on Twitter!

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    I follow you on facebook. Beautiful fabric. THanks for the chance.

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    I liked you on Facebook!

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    This is a gorgeous bundle! I’d love to win this as I’d be able to make a quilt to go in my living room which is Teal and Copper. Your daughter looked stunning. I wish I’d had a prom but we didn’t have them in the UK when I left school… (17 years ago, shhh!)

  58. Reply

    What an amazing dress, and lucky daughter to have a mom like you to make it for her! Great photos, too. Definitely a night for all of you to remember.

  59. Reply

    You are just a terrific mom!

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    I follow you on FB, But as I read your story, I knew how you felt.. I raised 4 boys, my Doug is getting married and I am the Wedding Planner, I want the bride to look gorgeous. My sons Sr prom he was decked out but the girl showed up not looking like a Princess but a hooker.. Anyway,Have fun, I have 2 new Granddaughters and I love dresses them up.

  61. Reply

    I love the Intrepid threads color choice, I am saving up oranges and teals, aquas to do a quilt and this would be a good one to have.

  62. Reply

    Lovely dress! and what a fabulous bundle in honor of it–thanks Julie!

  63. Reply

    What a fantastic dress! My mother made my prom dress too….26 years ago!

  64. Reply

    What a delightful post. It takes me back to my own children’s proms. The dress turned out beautifully and she does look very Cinderella-ish.

  65. Reply

    Ok, reading this made me cry. don’t know why! Sniffle. That was such a grand project to tackle, it would’ve terrified me, but she looked wonderful! Thank you very much for the giveaway.

  66. Reply

    gorgeous dress! Senior year was awesome! Enjoy it all.

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    I follow you on Facebook.

  68. Reply

    I am also following you on twitter! At the same time I realize I was probably sniffly before because my mother was going to teach me to sew but she never had time to teach me let alone sew anything for me after I turned about 9. I imagine prom will be so much more memorable for your daughter for the rest of her life with that lovely gown made by YOU!

  69. Reply

    That brings back memories of my own send-off of my dear sweet girl growing up. There was a smile on my face and a tear in my eyes that day. Sniff, thanks for the memory.

  70. Reply

    What an impressive and complex dress! It’s beautiful! Loving the teal bundle too!

  71. Reply

    Love the dress! It’s so nice to see our kids dressed up so nicely.

  72. Reply

    Oh, my, you made that dress??!! Wowza!! I hope your daughter was extremely grateful. I love the colors in the bundle.

  73. Reply

    You did a great job on the dress! That *does* look like miles and miles of satin. 😀

  74. Reply

    This is the best story behind a giveaway I have ever read! The gown is just amazing – what a mom!!

  75. Reply

    Wow! That dress is absolutely gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I wish I could sew something that beautiful. Maybe if I win this fabric I will get a chance 😉

  76. Reply

    I follow you on FB 🙂

  77. Reply

    I am following you on Twitter – thanks for the chance to win!

  78. Reply

    Wow, can’t believe you made that dress, so amazing.

  79. Reply

    Gorgeous girl and dress! Love the fabric giveaway and I already follow you on Facebook!

  80. Reply

    Her dress is BEAUTIFUL! My mom also did matching Easter dresses and I still have some of them… they are some of my funnest memories.

  81. Reply

    What a beautiful dress on a beautiful girl! You did an awesome job and love all the photos! Thanks also for a great giveaway!

  82. Reply

    I follow you on FB, thanks for a great giveaway!

  83. Reply

    Looks like a lot of fun to me. You aren’t older they are.

  84. Reply

    Beautiful color for her dress!

  85. Reply

    Wow! Incredible handiwork. =)Thanks for the giveaway.

  86. Reply

    I remember the prom for our son….gosh they grow up too fast!

  87. Reply

    I follow you on facebook.

  88. Reply

    I follow you on twitter.

  89. Reply

    The prom dress you lovingly made is stunning! awolk at rogers dot com

  90. Reply

    I follow you on facebook! awolk at rogers dot com

  91. Reply

    Great giveaway! Thanks! Ana

  92. Reply

    Your daughter looks beautiful. Great job on the dress.

  93. Reply

    Oh fabulous story! Thanks for sharing. Love the colors.

  94. Reply

    YOur daughter is gorgeous. Kids grow up so fast.
    Congrats to her.

  95. Reply

    Little girls grow up so fast! Such a wonder story. Your daughter does look like a princess. I just loved getting the right prom dress. You are so talented. I could never make the right prom dress.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  96. Reply

    I follow you on facebook.

    Thank you. The fabric is so beautiful!

  97. Reply

    I follow you on twitter.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  98. Reply

    My mom made my senior prom dress. It was nowhere NEAR as elaborate as the one you made for Cora, but even 18 years later, I still have it hanging in my closet. Great job, Mom!

  99. Reply

    The dress is beyond beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. Reply

    Fun dress! Great color!! Beautiful daughter!!!

  101. Reply

    I also follow you on Facebook! i love the fabric!

  102. Reply

    I now follow you on twitter

  103. Reply

    Oh goodness she looks beautiful, I can’t imagine my girls being that old, 7yrs at the moment seems old! Thanks for a great giveaway

  104. Reply

    I now follow you on FB too!

  105. Reply

    That is absolutely amazing! What a lucky girl she is to have a talented mom like you! That gown is gorgeous and so is Cora! And thanks to Julie for the giveaway to help you celebrate!

  106. Reply

    Amazing dress! Your daughter looks beautiful & Nathan looks so cute with his matching bowtie. Thanks for the chance to win.

  107. Reply

    What a beautiful dress!
    And the fabrics are great. I love that color.

  108. Reply

    she looks beautiful! hope she had fun! thanks for the chance!

  109. Reply

    A princess indeed! She looks lovely, and the dress is amazing. I wonder if you’ve even begun to recover yet? It’s also fun to see the guys in thier elegant tuxes, instead of the daily outfit of jeans and tees. They’re all grown up, yet still so young.

  110. Reply

    My daughter was a senior last year, and it is the most hectic, amazing, emotional, pride-inducing time! Your daughter looks beautiful in her amazing gown. Best of luck to her (and all of you), and thanks for the chance to win!!

  111. Reply

    I’m already a Facebook follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

  112. Reply

    What a terrific story! I would never attempt such a dress 🙂 Caught you on Twitter, liked you on Facebook and I would love to win!! Thanks for this opportunity! Good luck everyone

  113. Reply

    Gorgeous dress! And beautiful fabrics to match for the giveaway – thanks for the chance 🙂

  114. Reply

    The dress is beautiful! This is my favourite colour!

  115. Reply

    Just love those colors….I wish I wish

  116. Reply

    Great pictures. Love the dress. So sweet. Gosh. My boy is going to be there before I know it.

  117. Reply

    Great job working with satin – I’ve sewn satin before and after a while I felt I was talking like a sailor and am not even going to go into what I wanted to do with the machine and fabric but it finally worked out. Your daughter looks like a princess with her prince. Thanks for the giveaway.
    KatheGTN (at) aol (dot) com

  118. Reply

    Reminds me of my own senior college dance – my dress was royal blue made by my mom’s friend’s mom (satin). The juniors were having their dance the next week. This girl who thought she was all that had the exact same dress in a light green — for the junior dance. She was none too happy when she saw mine the week before. Now why did that seem so important then? Today we’d be flattered someone had the same taste!

  119. Reply

    I follow you on FB

  120. Reply

    Wow is all I can say. Cora’s dress is so beautiful! You did such a great job.

  121. Reply

    I now follow you on Facebook. Lovely giveaway.

  122. Reply

    The dress was beautiful and your daughter is gorgeous. They looked like they had fun.

  123. Reply

    Congratulations! Your daughter looks beautiful!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  124. Reply

    That dress is STUNNING! Wonderful job!! It’s so beautiful, and so is your daughter!

  125. Reply

    That dress is so awesome! I wouldn’t even have attempted such a fancy dress!! What a good mama you are!

  126. Reply

    I’m following you on Facebook. Thanks.

  127. Reply

    I like you on FB!

  128. Reply

    I’m following you on Twitter @carissads1

    Thanks for the chance!

  129. Reply

    I follow you on facebook, and thanks to you and Julie for the giveaway. Turquoise is one of my fav colors!

  130. Reply

    I also follow you on twitter!

  131. Reply

    I remember my mom making my prom and homecoming dresses. They were always unique. And now I will pay you and your daughter the best compliment I thought I could ever get when I was at prom “That so doesn’t look homemade!! There’s no way you made that. It’s too pretty!” 😀

    Glad to meet you via Intrepid Thread!

  132. Reply

    And now I follow you on facebook, too. Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  133. Reply

    How wonderful post with so beautiful photos! Adorable dress!
    Thank you for a lovely give away!

  134. Reply

    what a sweet sweet story! i love it and cora’s gown is beautiful-nice work! thanks for the memories!

  135. Reply

    Oh my goodness, I feel 18 again. Wow – what a beautiful dress, and the photos of your daughter and her beau have brought a lump to my throat. Thanks to you ad Julie for such a fab giveaway!

  136. Reply

    I am so totally impressed that you made your daughter’s prom dress. It is gorgeous. I don’t think I would ever attempt such a project as that. Your daughter is so beautiful. The time just flies by doesn’t it? The giveaway fabric is pretty, pretty, pretty, I love the colors.

  137. Reply

    I am now following you on FB

  138. Reply

    The prom dress is beautiful. You did a great job. I also made my daughter’s prom dress 3 years ago and she loved it.

  139. Reply

    I am now following you on Twitter.

  140. Reply

    Such a beautiful prom dress! Love the bustle-y skirt. And I love the fabric for this giveaway, turquoise is one of my favorite colors.

  141. Reply

    Your daughter’s dress looks beautiful! and the fabric line is adorable.

  142. Reply

    I also follow you on FB

  143. Reply

    What a great job you did (love the bling you added) and your daughter looked beautiful!!! TFS

  144. Reply

    That prom dress was fabulous! She was a star! Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric.

  145. Reply

    nice work Mama! Though it makes my heart clenchy to think about my little six month old going to her prom! Gah!
    pretty bundle too! 🙂

  146. Reply

    you are “liked” 🙂

  147. Reply

    I already follow you on facebook : ) Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful fabric!

  148. Reply

    You pontificate away! She is gorgeous and it looks like she had a great time too. Beautiful dress

  149. Reply

    I follow you on facebook.

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    I am a twitter follower

  151. Reply

    What a gorgeous dress, And lovely giveaway in its honour!

  152. Reply

    What a wonderful stack of fabric, such a refreshing choice of summer, I can feel fresh summer mornings!

  153. Reply

    I don’t follow neither on FB nor on Twitter, because I quit the Blue Universe for good. But I follow you on Blogspot!

  154. Reply

    lovely daughter, gorgeous dress; a memorable moment in time for you both.

  155. Reply

    i’ve liked you on fb 🙂

  156. Reply

    I shouldn’t even leave a comment because I have just spent two days trying to orfsnize the fsbric I have, but this is too pretty to pass up!

  157. Reply

    I went to Face Book & left a comment

  158. Reply

    I started following you on typepad! Loved your story.
    Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway fabric.

  159. Reply

    Went to Twitter (it said try again, it was capacity!) so I did try again & found that I already am following you!
    Thanks for the chance to win the turquoise fat quarters..Love that color.

  160. Reply

    Oh.My. That dress is GORGEOUS! Makes me wish I was going to prom! haha. It’s so great that she got a dress made by you instead of just some generic store dress. It will be so memorable for her!

  161. Reply

    Gorgeous dress! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  162. Reply

    That dress came out beautiful!! I love the bottom especially!! The way the layers are, simply outstanding!!

  163. Reply

    Wow! That is an amazing dress. You are very brave…and your DD is lovely!

  164. Reply

    OMGosh the dress is beautiful as is your daughter. Relish each moment of your time with her from now and through summer. It is a time of memories you don’t want to miss out on. I had so much fun with me boys at this age. Yikes, we were probably more friends then mom and kids. We really liked each other and that makes a huge difference. Love is love and is always there but if a son or daughter “likes” the mom, the rewards are endless. Happy time to you !!!!

  165. Reply

    I am a follower of your on Facebook

  166. Reply

    It is sweet that we tweet with each other. Again all are gorgeous. Good job Sally!!!

  167. Reply

    Beautiful girl in a beautiful dress! Thanks for the chance to win!

  168. Reply

    I “liked” you on facebook.

  169. Reply

    I’m following you on Twitter.

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  171. Reply

    What a sweet picture of the kids all dressed up.
    The fabric is beautiful too.

    Take care.


  172. Reply

    Ahhh, to be young again. The dress is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

  173. Reply

    What beautiful pictures. The teal color is so gorgeous. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  174. Reply

    What a beautiful dress and it looks wonderful on your daughter. I am sure that they had a wonderful time and will always look back to that day in the future. I am following you on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabrics.

  175. Reply

    I would love to win! I love your Daughters pictures

  176. Reply

    Turquoise: my first favorite color (could have something to do with the fact that my Kindergarten teacher’s fav. was turquoise and I adored her!!) Your daughters dress is gorgeous (you did a great job!!) and she looks so beautiful in it!! Congrats on a loveley daughter and lovely dress!!

  177. Reply

    Oh my gosh… you did such a great job; look at her glowing!! Love the shoes btw.. too bad they don’t show now 😉
    Haha that pic of the boys made me smile, we have an exact same pic of my oldest with his friends in their tuxedos for their first gala!
    Oh and yes please put my name in the hat!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  178. Reply

    Wow that dress is stunning – you deserve to feel proud, very proud x

  179. Reply

    I am following you on facebook x

  180. Reply

    That dress is absolutely lovely.

    Thanks for the chance to win

  181. Reply

    The dress you made is beautiful!

  182. Reply

    beautiful dress!!

  183. Reply

    What a lovely dress. You did a super job and it shows.

  184. Reply

    i follow you by e-mail love the fabric

  185. Reply

    You have a beautiful daughter! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway as well.

  186. Reply

    The dress is absolutely amazing! You are so very talented. Your daughter was definitely the belle of the ball. And how special to have a giveaway in honor of that dress! The teals are beautiful! Thank you!

  187. Reply

    You made her such a gorgeous dress – lucky girl! The fabric for the giveaway is lovely. Thanks for the chance!

  188. Reply

    Wow. I wish my mom had made me a dress or that I could make my future daughter a dress that incredible! The little rhinestones are soo cute. I’d love to win the fat quater bundle too!

  189. Reply

    Love the dress you sewed, she should have been very proud that night!

  190. Reply

    The dress looks absolutely gorgeous on your daughter. Oh what memories you have aroused! I’m 50 yet it seems like just yesterday I was at my prom.

  191. Reply

    Great job on the dress, congrats to Cora and her classmates! Thanks for hosting the giveaway

  192. Reply

    Here is my second comment to mark the “like” on facebook. PS I also love that you put pics of Cora up as a little girl LOL

  193. Reply

    The dress is beautiful-along with the girl. Great job!

  194. Reply

    I follow you on twitter

  195. Reply

    I like you on FB

  196. Reply

    Beautiful dress! I think you did a great job! They are such a cute couple.

  197. Reply

    I follow you on facebook.

  198. Reply

    I like you on Facebook!

  199. Reply

    very nice dress!! Impressive 🙂

  200. Reply

    I am following you on Twitter too!

  201. Reply

    Following you on twitter as xsgail!

  202. Reply

    As I was reading I thought you were going to attempt some sort of A-line dress – what you did was amazing! Congratulations!

  203. Reply

    The dress and colour is stunning, Well done, you have made a fantastic job, Belle of the Ball for sure.

  204. Reply

    WoW! How gorgeous is your daughter, her dress is amazing! She was the belle of the ball for sure! Great job on her dress. I don’t think I would even have the guts to try that. hehe.

    Thank you and the Intrepid Thread for a super giveaway and a chance to win a gorgeous bundle of fabric.


  205. Reply

    Adorable dress and an even cuter young lady!! She has a great smile!! You did a fantastic job on the dress!!Makes me nervous to even think about cutting much less sewing satin!! Whew!!

  206. Reply

    You’ve got to love teal!

    With orange at the mo to make it zing!

    Lovely prom dress!

  207. Reply

    Didn’t follow you – but do now…..

    Nice sewing and scrapping!

  208. Reply

    Great photos! Prom is such a fun time – thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  209. Reply

    I follow you on FB. I also left you a comment.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.


  210. Reply

    Looking at your pictures, great job on the dress by the way, it reminds me of my Junior prom and how hard my mom worked to make my dress.
    I went to the prom with one of my first two loves and got stood up. But for a while I did feel like Cinderella at the ball.
    I am a cancer patient and would love to win this so I could make something beautiful while lying in bed after drs visits.

  211. Reply

    I follow you on Twitter as well. (@usairdoll)

    Thank you and Intrepid Thread for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  212. Reply

    That dress is amazing…you did so well. My “deer in the headlights” moment came when I decided to make a dress for my daughter’s first birthday. Judging by the comments, people liked it.

  213. Reply

    Cora’s dress is absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I don’t think I would ever attempt to sew satin. That is a lovely photo of the two of them all dressed up.

  214. Reply

    I follow you on FB

  215. Reply

    I enjoyed the story and cant wait to dress up my granddaughters…

  216. Reply

    I LOVE the gala dress. It’s the perfect color for Cora. How lucky she is to have such a clever Mom.

  217. Reply

    What a beautiful dress! My mom made my prom dress too, almost 6 years ago now!

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    Those prom pictures bring back so many memories. Your daughter’s dress is so pretty. I love turquoise. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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    I now follow you on FB.

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    LOVE the dress!!! You did an outstanding job! (And I also love The Intrepid Thread.)

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    I’m following you on Facebook.

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    I’m following you on Twitter, too :-). Tweet. Tweet.

  223. Reply

    Wow! That is one gorgeous dress. You deserve a medal for that.

  224. Reply

    Ah, memories of the prom… What an exciting time. Your daughter is just beautiful and that is one totally awesome dress. Way to go, both of you!

  225. Reply

    This is such a gorgeous dress & I love the story behind it. Congrats & thanks to you & Julie for the lovely fabric giveaway.

  226. Reply

    Congratulations! what a beautiful girl, and what a beautiful gown,the color is perfection. The tucks are reminiscent of my wedding dress, I wish you could of made that for me, maybe you will have the joy of sewing her wedding dress one day.

  227. Reply

    Congrats on a great dress. Your daughter was just gorgeous.

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    Following you on Facebook 🙂

  229. Reply

    Cora is a stunner. I am in awe of your dressmaking skills, what a gorgeous dress!

    Turquoise is absolutely my favorite color, thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful FQ bundle.

  230. Reply

    Beautiful dress! Love the thingmabobs 🙂

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    I like you on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!

  232. Reply

    Wow – you did an awesome job on her dress! It’s gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting the very nice giveaway. 🙂

  233. Reply

    I now follow you on FB.

  234. Reply

    And also following you on Twitter. @birdie00000

  235. Reply

    My oldest will be a senior next year- he’s a boy though….. I have to wait 13 more years until my girl is there.
    Stunningly beautiful dress!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway

  236. Reply

    What wonderful pictures! Your daughter is such a beauty!! She does look like Cinderella at the Ball!! My daughter’s dress was very, very similar and the same color!! However, that was almost 15 years ago. How time does fly! Be especially blessed, Kathy

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    I’m now following you on Twitter!

  238. Reply

    Gorgeous dress! I’m so impressed… And jealous I fidn’t have that dress for my prom so long ago. 🙂

  239. Reply

    Love the prom pictures. I have two boys — and although prom was fun, it’s not quite the same.

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    I’ve also ‘liked’ you on Facebook.

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    I’ve tried to sign up for your newsletter as well, but I don’t think your link is working properly. I’d love to get your blog posts in my email. Be blessed, Kathy

  242. Reply

    Awh! Ohh! CUTE! Sweet! Dreamy!
    Enjoy these days and cherish all the good memories
    Four days well spent (minus an hour here and there)
    LOVE the dress – she looks to be the bell of the ball. Love the shoes. Love the Prince and the matching bow tie! These are the things sweet memories of made of.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the turqoise Fat Quarters! 🙂
    I’ll surely have sweet dreams tonight.
    Just be careful and don’t tell everyone you can do such fine sewing … shhhhhh!!!! You’ll be the go to prom dress girl 🙂
    Next comes the wedding dress … then the baby christening gown … tears of joy at the espectations – oops got a bit carried away with all the Cinderella Princess thoughts
    Sassy Cathy

  243. Reply

    What a gorgeous prom dress! Thanks for sharing the great pics.

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    And I follow you on Facebook

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    Oh what fun with your oldest daughter. She’s adorable and you did a great job on the dress. Congrats. I bet you had to hold back the tears and if not for that dance, you will at graduation! Yep. I can almost promise that. I’ve been through that now with all three of my boys and it’s so hard to realize that graduation means they are growing up and are about to leave the nest. Good luck Momma!

    I SO need that fabric. My *almost* DIL LOVES turquoise/teal and I need to make her something, hopefully a nice lap quilt or purse. That fabric would be just perfect along with some pink, her other favorite color.

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    Beautiful dress – beautiful daughter – talented mother.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway stop and to the intrepid thread for the prize.

  247. Reply

    Lindo post,obrigada por compartilhar.Me fez lembrar de quantas dúvidas e reclamações com minha tia,por conta de um vestido de baile,eu sabia o que eu queria,mas não sabia passar a ideia,e tia mandou comprar o sapato primeiro.E depois as bijouterias,ter ou não chapéu etc..E o vestido?Até hoje não foi feito.Na época aluguei,era o mais bonito e primeiro aluguel…mas as fotos só não foram rasgadas por consideração a turma e o dinheiro gasto em uma única foto por aluno,uma pequena fortuna.Graças a DEUS o vestido de sua filha ficou maravilhoso.Diga a para sua filha que ela tem uma mãe artista.Um grande abraço e JESUS te abençoe.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  248. Reply

    Loved reading & looking at the photos of your daughters prom. You did a wonderful job on her dress.

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    Following you on Facebook.

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    Following on Twitter.

  251. Reply

    Amazing dress! I am in awe of your skills! Your daughter is incredibly lucky she gets to wear that! Drooling here! Wow.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  252. Reply

    That is a very very pretty dress. I would think that it was bought from some shop!!

  253. Reply

    That dress is gorgeous! Well done!

  254. Reply

    I liked u on FB

  255. Reply

    Your daughter’s dress is beautiful!

  256. Reply

    She is beautiful, an the dress is stunning!
    I can’t believe we only have 5 more years to go until my daughter will have her prom…


  257. Reply

    Such a beautiful dress!!

  258. Reply

    What a beautiful job you did on her dress! This takes me back, my Mom made all of me & my sisters prom dresses, and formals for Rainbow Girls too. It is one of my fondest memories. So when it came time to get married, I found the most gorgeous dress-and yes-my Mom crocheted it for me.

  259. Reply

    What a sweet post. 🙂 She looks radiant and the dress is lovely.

  260. Reply

    I like you on FB (mo magoo).

  261. Reply

    and I now follow you on twitter. (@byronmagoo)

  262. Reply

    The dress is fantastic! So is that fabric. Thanks for the chance.
    shel704 at aol dot com

  263. Reply

    Of course you should rant…she looks great and an important milestone for her and you!…
    Thank you for the opportunity with the giveaway

  264. Reply

    Such a lovely story and your girl looks really great! Thanks for sharing.And for the giveaway!!

  265. Reply

    Great job on your daughter’s dress! I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

  266. Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  267. Reply

    What a beautiful dress. That is lovely and the rhinestone thingy’s are lovely and add a real touch of style. Well Done!!!

  268. Reply

    Loved the dress. Elegant!

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    Liked your page on FB.

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    Follow you on twitter

  271. Reply

    That dress is GORGEOUS! You did a beautiful job.

  272. Reply

    I follow you on FB!

  273. Reply

    That is a beautiful dress! It looks like they had a fabulous time. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric!

  274. Reply

    I am following on Facebook

  275. Reply

    Simply my favorite colours, so beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to win ☺
    Liebe Grüße

  276. Reply

    BEAUTIFUL dress!

  277. Reply

    You did a great job of the dress and she looked beautiful. You must be so proud. Job well done!

  278. Reply

    Wow!! and Wow again!! Cora’s dress is amazing – you made such a fantastic job of it and she looks a real fairy tale princess 🙂 Congrats! Thanks for sharing the story and the pics. They made me a little teary.
    Thanks to you and Julie for the gorgeous giveaway too!

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    I like you on Facebook 🙂 Thanks for the extra chance to win!

  280. Reply

    Sweet pictures…thanks for sharing!! Love the fabric bundle – Intrepid Thread is awesome!

  281. Reply

    I follow you on Twitter!

  282. Reply

    I liked you on Facebook!

  283. Reply

    Beautiful dress! Brings back memories of making a pattern to make the prom dress my daughter had in her mind that she wanted! The things we do for our children!! 🙂

  284. Reply

    Love the colors of the fabrics!! I now follow you on FB!

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    I follow you on Twitter!

  286. Reply

    Omg the dress is gorgeous! I wish I had that dress in a lighter colour for my wedding! Great job! Lucky girl!!

  287. Reply

    Gorgeous dress and super cute kids!!

  288. Reply

    Love this fabric pack; super cute! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on surviving to senior year. Many props!

  289. Reply

    I follow you on FB. =)

  290. Reply

    That dress is Gorgeous!

  291. Reply

    I like you on Facebook!

  292. Reply

    Following you on Twitter @Distracteddebra

  293. Reply

    That dress is gorgeous and the giveaway fabric looks great.

  294. Reply

    I followed you on FB

  295. Reply

    I’m following you on twitter.

  296. Reply

    Lovely dress and I love the colour too. Glad it turned out well and that you were the fairy godmother and not the evil queen!

  297. Reply

    I follow on FB

  298. Reply

    Just started following you on Twitter

  299. Reply

    I love the artsy photos that you took. Love the colors in the bundle of fabrics.

  300. Reply

    I follow you on facebook.

  301. Reply

    The dress is amazing! Love the color!

  302. Reply

    This post was wonderful- even without the fabric giveaway. She looks beautiful. Love the fabric bundle.

  303. Reply

    Oh, proms are so fun. Congrats on the dress, you did good. Having a darling daughter as a model doesn’t hurt either.

  304. Reply

    What a beautiful dress! I have wonderful memories of our proms as I was growing up. Thanks for the chance to win.

  305. Reply

    I know about our children milestones, had two HS grads and one BS with honors in Biochemistry I know how proud you most to feel, enjoy!

  306. Reply

    I am in love with those fabrics. Like seriously IN LOVE! And I adore your daughers dress! I had bridesmaids in dresses similar. Gotta love the old school, southernbelle charm of them 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win and I am happy to be your newest follower 🙂

  307. Reply

    Love your daughter’s dress! She looks lovely! I’m impressed with your ability to handle all that satin:) Turquoise is my color. I’m searching for fabric for a mystery quilt. Perfect!

  308. Reply

    I’m following you on Fb now 🙂

  309. Reply

    New twitter follower too!

  310. Reply

    I am following you on Facebook. I don’t Tweet. Thanks sharing with us!

  311. Reply

    The dress is gorgeous. Love the colors in this fabric bundle.

  312. Reply

    I follow you on FB.

  313. Reply

    That dress is amazing!!! You did a great job! My mom made all my formal dresses, too.

  314. Reply

    How gorgeous. She will have wonderful memories of her gala with the lovingly made dress.

  315. Reply

    Sweet pictures! Those are some fun memories in the making, I think!

  316. Reply

    And I follow you on Twitter!

  317. Reply

    They all look like they were having a great time!!

  318. Reply

    Way to go! That dress looks pretty amazing.

  319. Reply

    Oh, teens… I met my niece’s boyfriend this past weekend. I don’t know about him…

  320. Reply

    I love the dress. Wonderful job and beautiful daughter.
    (I found you via Interpid Tread)

  321. Reply

    I now follow you on Facebook

  322. Reply

    Beautiful dress…you did an awesome job! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous fabric!

  323. Reply

    What a beautiful dress and a wonderful blog. Found you through Intrepid Thread. Will definately be looking in on you again. Thanks for the giveaway.

  324. Reply

    How sweet! That is one fabulous dress that you sewed. I bet she was the belle of the ball.

  325. Reply

    What great pictures and awesome job on the dress!! She looks really happy 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win some fun fabric!

  326. Reply

    Sal, you did an AMAZING job on this! Holy cow! I am so impressed!!!! The dress is beautiful and is only outshined by Cora’s beauty!

  327. Reply

    I’m sad to have missed the chance at your giveaway, but still wanted to leave a comment. I have 4 girls of my own (youngest is now 20) and one son who is 16. You did a BEAUTIFUL job and made some wonderful memories for and with your daughter. 🙂 Gorgeous dress which was very fitting on such a lovely young lady!

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