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The Purple Prince Dress

THE ICON

Hi everyone, I hope that everyone is well. I believe that everyone has heard by now about the passing of the late great Prince. Prince’s music and films have been a large part of my life since I was a child. On days when my self-esteem was low, “Beautiful Girl” and “Diamonds and Pearls” gave me confidence; on days when I was getting ready for a night on the town with my girls back in college, we would blast Prince’s “Party Like it’s 1999” and “Lets Go.”

I am not one that usually cry over Celebrity deaths, considering that I know none of them personally, but this one truly affected me because Prince’s music, movies, and life story has brought me through some very tough times in my life. He had a very troubled relationship with his father and I had a very troubled relationship with my mother, so I related with more than just his music, I related with his story. He had a style all his own and no one can emulate that, he was an original. Also, he was and still is the only man that can wear skin tight pants and make me fall to my knees. He also had a sex appeal that was just so raw and real and manly in its own way.

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THE DRESS

I have had this purple and gold fabric for over a year and never knew what I would do with it. After Prince’s passing yesterday, the fabric spoke to me and said, “it’s time.” I decided to make a fitted scoop neck dress in his honor. The dress was made using a self drafted pattern that I made using an old t-shirt. I extended the length of the pattern to turn it into a dress. I also created a neck and armhole facing to ensure the clean finishing of the neck and armhole of the dress. I am so proud of this dress, and I can’t wait until date night so that I can wear it.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Have a great and blessed day.

 

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