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When I was about 16 years old, I fell in love with a Jessica McClintock prom dress that I saw in Seventeen Magazine.  You remember those ads in Seventeen, right?  The prom issue was always my favorite.  I lived in a small town and dresses like this were not easy to find.  So I made one just like it.  Here it is and here I am wearing it.


Last week I posted this picture on Facebook and got a lot of appreciation, including pleas to make it for the dolls.  So I did.  And here it is. 

The dress is made of black silk dupioni with 3 layers of black tulle as an underskirt.  The sweetheart bodice is slit to the waist and two black silk bows bridge the gap, resulting in an alluring peekaboo effect.

I hope you enjoy! 

If you would like to order this dress for your dolls, please email me.

$85.00 Edition of 5 (Sold Out)



About hwesterv

Designer of couture fashions in 1/6 scale

14 responses »

  1. Absolute perfection, Hilda! And weren’t you just gorgeous (still are)! Love, love, love this dress. Hugs!

  2. Thank you, darling Dawn!

  3. You are amazing!! Now that I know you can sew for big people and not just Barbie I am totally gonna make you make me a dress!! Haha!!

  4. Hi Hilda Hahaha you really made it YES put me down for it, I love it AMAZING

    Sent from my iPad

  5. So glad you like it, Mildred! You inspired me to make it, girl.

  6. LOL Lori! Yes, I used to make most of my own clothes and party dresses were my favorite thing of all. But I don’t sew for people any more ; )

  7. Both dresses are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your picture. I bet lots of girls were wondering where you got yours. What a great story.


  8. Thanks Cat : ) So glad you like it. xoxo

  9. Perfection ! You and the dress ! xo

  10. Love this one and you! ❤

  11. Beautiful picture of you wearing your amazing dress, and your replica is perfection!

  12. What a fun idea to recreate your prom dress. I still can’t believe you made that darling dress to begin with and it looks equally darling on your Silkstone!

  13. Gorgeous dress on both you and the doll! Once again, I’m in awe of your sewing skills.

    I loved the prom issue, too. I bought it for several years, even after I had graduated high school, and I still have my favorite dresses in my closet. My husband now uses them for his mannequins when they model his jewelry designs. 🙂

  14. Oh Hilda…gorgeous on BOTH dolls!!! 😉
    (the Silkie AND YOU!)


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