Costume Ideas - Grease
Ideas for putting together costumes for a high school production of Grease
Another handmade prom dress from a Simplicity Retro pattern--halter style.
Cha-cha's dress was a thrift store dress that got a "shelf" bust line made of the hem cut off of one of the longer prom dresses when we shortened it. We glued Dollar Tree carnations to a piece of felt and then sewed them on (always trying to ensure the dresses can be used again for other things!)
Prom dresses that looked like they came from the 50s were hard to find. We did a lot of shortening of thrift store finds (mainly bridesmaid dresses) and added crinolines underneath to give the skirts some fullness. Some, like this one came with crinoline built in. Had to add straps because of the dancing--didn't want anyone to get flashed!