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Topic: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club!  (Read 402939 times)
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« Reply #900 on: February 09, 2006 03:18:18 PM »

oh man, i started reading these and then booted it into my storage room to find the pictures of the prom dress i made. unfortunately i don't have a scanner so i'll just have to send you the image telepathically. i think it was pretty darn cool. hmm, maybe it could just describe it???
its PINK and BLACK...which is awesome cause i have RED hair. (clashy-clashy)the top is a TUXEDO TSHIRT i altered. i made the neck a scoop and made it smaller and put GRoMETS up the sides to lace it up with thin strips of pink tulle. the skirt is all huge and full and is made of BLACK SATIN with THREE layers of HOT PINK tulle over it.
i promise to add a picture eventually

and here they are:

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« Reply #901 on: February 09, 2006 05:53:56 PM »

that sounds really cool w/ the tux shirt and all!

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« Reply #902 on: February 09, 2006 06:58:16 PM »

that sounds really tripendicular  Grin

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« Reply #903 on: February 10, 2006 10:58:17 AM »

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I was gonna make my prom dress this year and I have a blue material with sequins on it. The dress I was gonna make is the pink one with the left sleeve like on the white one and one of the things hanging down from the middle like on the short red one. What do you guys think?
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« Reply #904 on: February 10, 2006 06:29:15 PM »

Ok, so i'm planning on making my prom dress, been playing with the design for a while...but here's the thing...i hate patterns.  And i want asymmetrical boning in the bodice ....cant seem to find a picture online, so i sketched it in paint:

So here's the question: i'm no master seamstress..would i be completely insane to try to make something like this with no pattern? I have my (store-bought) prom dress from a few years ago that is similar in parts, so i can base parts off that.

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« Reply #905 on: February 10, 2006 08:14:56 PM »

hey guys. i'm a longtime lurker here at craftster. this post has inspired me to design/make my prom dress. after designing it, i realized i was going to need all the help i could get. my sister did this sketch after my messy ones made no sense:

ok, i found that simplicity number 4269 for the top part. but as you can see, i'm a little more complicated. I want it to be ruched, i guess. i'm not really sure how to do that on a bodice, nor what material to use.
the skirt is the big problem, i want it layered. the back will be the same as the front, my sis just didn't draw it in. as you can see, the top layer is going to be scrunched up in places to reveal the bottom parts. i have no idea how to do that properly either. i plan on experimenting over vacation, but any input would be fabulous.

seriously, any suggestions on fabric, patterns, technique, etc would be helpful. I figure I have like 3 months to pull this off, and two vacations in between.

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« Reply #906 on: February 11, 2006 07:06:46 AM »

O R They - The skirt kinda reminds me of Simplicity 4686, where it's layered, but I'm not too sure what to do about the rushing part.  If you want to do layers, though, I'd suggest making a lining for the skirt, then adding a couple of layers of "puff" (the stuff that goes under the dress to make it puffy). 

Sorry if I'm of no help.

« Reply #907 on: February 11, 2006 08:30:19 AM »

O R They- Simplicity has a pattern for a little girls costume for Belle (from Beauty & the Beast) that has the same ruching effect (sorta) for the skirt. If all else fails, you may pick it up for the directions & create a pattern that its you from that.
Simplicty #5238...This might work. If you made the top layer of fabric from whatever you want instead of the sheer stuff they use, you should be able to ruche the skirt up how you want.
Ruched top- Butterick#4451

The skirt could probably be figured out pretty easily. A gored skirt so it's fuller than a circle skirt. The ruching.....trial and error. The under part & top part of the skirt separate.

Those are my suggestions.

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« Reply #908 on: February 12, 2006 06:03:02 PM »

wow i just read this thread front to back

and this is a first post from a longtime lurker

I ordered my first sewing machine about 2 weeks ago and it still hasn't come yet... and in anticipation i've been trying to learn as much as I can about sewing, I think i'm doing pretty well.

Soooooo as a treat for myself for when i become more advanced, I bought this pattern:

and 5 yards of light pink crepe back satin to make it with

Hopefully (if i don't screw it up) it will become my prom dress.  But I plan to work on some small projects working with patterns before i even begin to work on that.

I also bought The Vogue Sewing book (published 1975 but i bought it for literally a penny and it's full of useful information)

however, i have a couple questions if anyone would be so kind as to answer them:

where would you put interfacing on this particular dress?
what is hair canvas?
how do you use seam binding?

these are probably really stupid novice questions
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« Reply #909 on: February 12, 2006 07:12:03 PM »

Talz -

1)  You'd probably use interfacing on the front part or somewhere in the back.
2)  What is hair canvas?
3)  You'd use seam binding on seams when the fabric is bound to frey (I don't know much about crepe, so I can't tell you if it freys)

That looks like a pretty hard dress, but good luck!

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