1960s | Dresses

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Dress for Prom

June 26, 2014

Just a quick post today. I would like to share the prom dress I made this spring for my friend’s senior prom. Abby wanted something different and really special for her senior prom. So when she asked me about helping her create this particular dress I was super excited. I created a version of the black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn during the very beginning of the 1961 movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
You can see construction pictures here and here on my blog.

Photo by Kate Garaffa


Photo by Kate Garaffa

The pattern I used Butterick 2460 from the 1960s. It has the same gathered waist and an almost identical bodice. The skirt needed to be lengthen and of course the back changed. I also moved the zipper from the center back to the left side.

A couple different mock-ups were needed to adjust the fit and to get the back to look just right. In the end I think it turned out really well and Abby looked amazing! If anyone is interested you can see photos of another prom dress I made here and here.

  1. This is awesome! I love a good reconstruction piece and appreciate the attention to detail to make it as close as possible to the original. I’m also fond of teens who want to do something different and personal with their ensembles for that special occasion.

  2. You did a great job. That is a beautiful dress and the couple seems really excited and happy. WoW!
    If I was willowy, I would have made a dress like this. Audrey Hepburn was a definite fashion icon. Designers were fighting to “dress” her, but she had her own style.

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