- Posted May 10, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your prom dress memories
Molly Ringwald had NOTHING on me!
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer
1986 - My maternal grandmother was a seamstress at the now-closed Bonwit Teller department store in nearby Jenkintown, PA. I came up with the design, she directed me with my execution. I also crafted a matching handbag, gloves, and made rosetts for my shoes. In hindsight, I was a mashup of Scarlett O'Hara and Ziggy Stardust, but at the time, I felt spec-TAC-u-lar. Sister Joan Claire blurted out, as I ascended the escalator at the Adams Mark Hotel, "Martrese, I expected nothing less."