I’ve talked about my brother in the past but not sure if I’ve told you how much he influenced my life and how much I looked up to him. Problem is, I didn’t always act like it or show him.
He was very artistic and creative and one year when I was about 7 he bought my mom and me a sewing machine. It wasn’t really a great gift for us because my mom could barely sew on a button and I had no idea how to sew. Not one to be deterred he decided he would take the free lesson on using the machine and set out to learn to sew.
I still remember him sitting at the machine with the machine manual and the pattern in front of him. He made his first piece of clothing which was a dress for me. I had my own one of a kind, designer dress made by my brother. Not one to go with convention he wouldn’t buy one pattern for an outfit but several and combine collars, sleeves and bodices to create something new and totally different.
Through the years he made me Barbie clothes and several outfits but as I got older I was too busy or disinterested to try things on so he could see how they fit. To work around this he bought a dress form and set it to my measurements.
Come senior year he let me pick the pattern and material for my prom dress and even though I was excited I still didn’t have time to model it for him so using his trusty dress form he made me the most beautiful yellow satin halter dress with matching bolero jacket.. He even surprised me with in seam side pockets. I loved this dress and felt so guilty that I didn’t show my appreciation for all the time and effort he put in to this dress while he was sewing it for me.
A lot of young girls don’t have an older brother that can sew for them but they can still find that perfect dress and one place to look is JenJenHouse. With their enormous selection of dresses from modest to a bit more daring there’s something for everyone.
What’s your style of Prom Dress? These are ones I like on JenJenHouse
Of course I like these too but think they’re better suited for someone else and not for me.