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Time:6h00
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Stourbridge, GB
2013
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my prom dress inspired by steampunk culture

I love the steampunk style, so I made my prom dress, as I wanted to be totally individual!
when I was first designing my dress, I wanted it to have aspects of the 'Um' dress in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, that's where the striped fabric is involved, then I decided on steampunk until finally I had a steampunk 'Um' dress!!

I apologise if I've missed anything out, or if my instructions are not clear, so any questions I will be happy to answer.

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  1. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 1 1

    choose the fabrics you want. to keep with the steampunk style, choose appropriate colours like brown, black and white. then make sure you have the right amount.

  2. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 2 2

    join the ends of the base fabric so that the skirt shape is taking shape.

  3. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 3 3

    hem the top fabric for a nice neat edge.

  4. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 4 4

    join both fabrics together with the sewing machine, leaving around 6 inches at the front, and gather the top to fit the waist. the bit left at the front will give a nice shape to the dress.

  5. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 5 5

    when happy with the size, join the fabrics to the header tape for the waist band, this must be done by hand as each gather needs to be invisibly attached to the band.




  6. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 6 6

    now for the fun part..
    start to experiment with gathering the fabric (front and back)to give the dress volume and character.

  7. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 7 7

    for the corset, if it's plain like mine, spice it up a bit with panels of the base fabric and even some little cogs!

  8. How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 8 8

    I decided to add a sleeve to my dress, so I used what I had left from the striped fabric and gathered it slightly on the corset.

    that's it really! add accessories like a hat, gloves, jewellery and Victorian style boots for the perfect Steampunk look!

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