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Topic: Victorian inspired Punky Prom Dress *with TUTE*  (Read 34420 times)
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« on: November 01, 2006 05:05:35 PM »


EDIT!!!! First off I'd like to thank everyone on Craftster for the wonderful response to my first post ^_^ I got a real confidence boost!

And now what you've all been waiting for! The Tutorial!!!

It's a little rushed and possibly a little confusing, but have fun anyway. I'll link anybody that shows me pics. Remember to link my tute if you use it!!!! Thanx!

Tutorial can be found here ->


Well better late than never.... Roll Eyes
This was the dress I made for and wore to my Prom back in June and even with 100+ girls in pretty dresses I got tons of comments ^_^

I started it the day before Prom and was ironing it about half an hour before I had to be there and I looked just as great as all those people who spent 4 hours on their hair and make-up. Ha!

The dress made of maroon taffeta with a tulle petticoat and it has a corset style back (because 90% of all cool things do) and a side zipper. I wore it with industrial fishnets, chunky 6 inch black heels and the jewlery in the pic.

Total cost of dress: 25$
Total cost of shoes: 60$
Go figure.

It's kinda boring in the front, but there are two cute little black tie thingys.

The back is what I love. I really adore victorian bustles, but there was no way I was going to prom wearing a full length real one, so this was my solution. There are four layers, and the bottom two are stuffed with leftover (hot pink) tulle so they stay poofy and add extra comfort when you sit down *w00t!*

And if you're wondering about the hair clash it was dark purple for prom so it didn't look funny.

If anyone would like a tutorial/pattern for either the back or the dress as a whole, I'd be more than happy to write one up. ^_^


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006 05:10:04 PM »

That's AWESOME, I'm not planning on going to prom but I totally would if I could make my own dress, just to show it off. Actually, if I made my own prom dress I'd wear it everywhere to show it off..

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006 05:21:43 PM »

Amazing. I love the back, you did a great job. The fabric is really pretty too, it looks iridescent.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006 05:23:49 PM »

OMG!  That's nearly the exact same prom dress I was planning on making for my prom next year =O.  Same colour too =OO.  Yours is gorgeous, I especially love the little front ties <3.  Can you post a tut for the back please?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006 06:53:22 PM »

That's an adorable design and dress, nice job! Er, well, not like cutesy-adorable, more like, "I adore it."  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006 07:13:48 PM »

The back of the dress is worth it!! What a lot of detail you added to this dress!!  I think you took a lovely style and made it your own--the color is different than the normal "prom" colors, so I like it even more!!

great job!!

« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2006 08:02:50 PM »

I would loove to know how to do a bustle!

You dress is great, I bet you blew away the dance. Perfect color choice also, it's soo pretty! Good job!

« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2006 08:25:10 PM »

 Shocked !!!!! i love your dress!!!
the design and the fabric are just awesome!
and only for 25 !!  Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2006 09:08:27 PM »

haha "butt pillows"

your dress is really nifty - I especially like the bows for the zippers. here's a question if you don't mind (i'm not planning on copying this dress, but if you don't want to, please don't answer) - there are 2 side zippers?

just wondering, i mean, wouldn't it be scratchy if they went over your chest?  Embarrassed
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2006 10:42:57 PM »

You are fairly awesome. and the dress is fab!
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