Many girls prefer to go shopping and buying a prom dress, spending lots of time and of course money to find such a perfect and gorgeous one. Purchasing a prom dress seems an easy task but actually it has many risks, just like end up with the same dress as someone else, buying online but arrived not fit right, hardly find one in your budget limit, and the worst is the risk of not being able to find one at all! So, why not let your creativity take over and try making your own? Perhaps, it totally seems impossible task for you, but no need to worry. There are many options of how to make a prom dress, from sewers and craftswomen to tailor your dress. For example, you can re-modify a dress you already have, make something from a pattern bought at your local fabric/crafts store (or online), make something from scratch, make something from an innovative and unusual material, or even order a custom one online to fit you with affordable price range.
You can follow the tips of how to make a prom dress available widely in many fashion magazines or online ones. The simple way is get a good fabric store, find a good pattern, look at their special occasion collection of fabrics and choose based on the patterns’ suggestions. After that you have to follow the instruction in the pattern related to measuring, pattern size selection (which is different from the size you buy in stores), spread the fabric, cut it and sew it.
Select Material - The most important thing of how to make your prom dress is you know the type of the material well. Check also the fabric with your pattern. Have an experienced seamstress assist you if choose satin and silk, for example. These types of material are usually difficult to sew. Remember that mistakes are costly and difficult to correct.
Cut Out the Pattern - Before cutting your pattern, you have to measure yourself in details.
Cut the Material - Once you’ve finished cutting out the prom dress pattern from the tissue paper, now is the time to lay out the material and then pin the pattern to the material. Follow the directions on the pattern exactly, because the directions will tell you where the folds of the material and how to lay the pattern on the bias. After all of the pieces are arranged correctly, use sharp scissors to cut the pieces carefull
Sew the Prom Dress - After the pieces of the pattern are cut, follow the directions included with the pattern to decide which pieces will be sewn first to how to finish the seams. Don’t skip any of these steps or your prom dress may look more like a junior sewing project than a beautiful designer gown. Make sure you use the appropriate thread for the project and use the best needle setting for the material you are working with. Don’t be in such a hurry, take your time, thus you’ll be able to make adjustments when needed.
Fittings - It is essential to check the fitting of your gown throughout the sewing project. When sewing the bodice, be sure the bust isn’t too tight and that it falls at your natural waist. The length of the dress is also important. Try on your dress with the shoes you will be wearing to the event. The length can be adjusted accordingly.
Final Check - Second opinion is always helpful. So ask someone else to check it for you while you’re wearing it. You can find shortages or problems by doing this. If your gown seems perfect, go back and finish the seams and hemline as the final step in how to make your prom dress.
Take plenty of pictures. You'll feel proud of your new inexpensive creation.