Monday, April 20, 2009

High School Girls Are Sew Ready For Prom

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Even with the economy in a slump, high school girls are “sew” totally ready for their proms.

That’s because many have taken a cue from Molly Ringwald’s ’80s character in Pretty In Pink and are making their own pretty prom dresses for their special night.

According to Evadene Adams, a spokesperson for San Diego craft supply store Jo-Ann Fabric, many young girls are coming in and buying fancy fabrics like organza and chiffon to create their own dress instead of paying hundreds of dollars for an off-the-rack gown.

She says, “Our business has picked up. We’re doing a couple thousand over what we did this time last year. Girls are making their clothes more than they used to, especially for their proms.”

Jo-Ann Fabric is so into the idea of girls getting crafty for their formals that they’re holding a contest for girls making their own prom dresses.

The top three designs will win a cash prize and tools to help them continue designing, like sewing machines and dress forms.

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