Monday, 23 May 2016
prom dress: a william morris fantasy
From my archives. I have no idea why I signed up for a "fantasy prom dress" postcard swap, since I hate proms. In high school, I blew off my junior prom, and I only went to the senior prom because the administration of my small private school forced me to. =sigh=
But perhaps if I'd had this dress...
My fantasy prom dress would be fashioned of a lightweight cotton--slightly shiny, like chintz--in a pattern by the late Victorian multi-talented designer William Morris. I chose his "Pimpernel" pattern, which features leaves & blossoms swirling in a figure-of-eight pattern. The dress design itself, as pictured, is pretty simple: the neckline and drop waist would be trimmed with bands of black velvet. (The black bars on the postcard are black velvet ribbon.)