Prom: How to Make a Gorgeous Prom Dress

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Aubergine Prom Dress Spring is the season for Prom and other fancy balls. As everyone knows, the best Fairy Tale Princesses are the ones who are smart, thrifty, practical, feisty, and creative, as well as beautiful and glamorous. The same goes for Prom Princesses. You can craft yourself into the Belle of the Ball, using these awesome prom dresses, and others on the boards, for your inspiration.

Craftsters have so many different styles and tastes, it’s really fun to search on prom dresses to see all the variety. The wedding boards also have some beautiful gowns that could easily work or be adapted for prom. From traditional to modern, to fun and funky, Craftster prom dresses are sure to inspire. Even if you don’t have a big event coming up and have no need for a ballgown, they are fun to look at, just to see the creativity and imagination that goes into them.

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Some are designer homages or copies of expensive “dream gowns” seen in the media, while others are inspired by history (who doesn’t love a 50’s prom dress, or the elegance of a 40’s evening gown?). Others are pure fantasy and fun (Poptabs? Skittles wrappers? Tutu with buttons? All wonderful, original, gorgeous and fun!). Whether from a pattern or straight from the maker’s imagination, when you make your dress you are guaranteed not to see it on anyone else. In the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink, Molly Ringwald’s character recons an older friend’s old prom dress into a new dress all her own. 23 years later, this is still great way to make your prom look truly your own. Making or reconning a dress for such a special occasion adds a sense of pride and accomplishment to your special evening and shows the world you are a craft diva!

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Did you make your prom dress or other special occasion outfit? Share it with us, we would love to see it!

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  1. Jeni Harrison says:

    Aww yay 🙂 You’ve used my dress in one of the pictures 😀

    Thank you 🙂


  2. batgirl says:

    Thank YOU for sharing it with us! :*)

  3. psyche says:

    That’s fabulous! And just in time to turn me off a trip to the mall for a dress for my friend’s wedding. I’ll at least attempt a handmade dress! (Though I may go a bit simpler – these are gorgeous!)

  4. Tynwia says:

    Thanks for showcasing my daughters prom dress!! I hope everyone enjoys it. It was super simple to make. Just proves simple can be gorgeous.

  5. kjlutz says:

    Those are all beautiful dresses. I am in awe of the planning and skill on display here.
    It makes me all misty eyed remembering the prom dress I made in 2 days flat because I decided to go at the last minute (these are all way cooler).