This is a friend of my eldest daughter. She is gorgeous and an independent spirit. She approached me a couple of months ago about making her a dress for prom.
Maybe I should back up a couple of steps and tell you that the off the rack dress selection this year was bad. It was impossible to find a dress in a color other than neon green, pink, orange or yellow. Or a dress that didn't plunge to the wearers navel. Or was covered in pasted on glitter. In other words, it was hard to find a dress that looked sophisticated without being matronly.
Here she is with her date for the evening. They make a cute couple, but they are only friends. Daniel did manage to pick out a shirt in exactly the right shade of red, so they were perfectly matched. Kaity seemed to be very happy with her dress. It's too bad it was pouring down rain on prom night. I think the dress may have suffered some water damage. But the important thing is that Kaity had an excellent time!