Here's the picture of the dress she wanted duplicated.
This dress was perfect for using Vogue Pattern 2931. I've made this dress about three times and it never failed me.
This is the FINAL version of the prom dress. She looked absolutely beautiful. For the layer look, I measured the width of the train in the front from the indentation to the bottom and it measured at 26 inches. I divided that in half which came to 13 inches, I added 5/8 inch for the seam allowance at the top. I serged the top layer all the way around, I measured from the top bottom of the bodice to the indentation and that's where I pinned all around the dress for the placement of the top layer.
Proud Mother and prom girl.
Proud Father and daughter. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to help her get ready for her prom. When I received a telephone call the next day from a very excited father, I was very pleased. He said "Ms. Bolling, my daughter was beautiful. He kept sighing in the phone. He said you did a fantastic job. I have one more daughter that will be graduating in two years and you will be making her prom dress too." It's nothing like a happy, repeat client.