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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.

Posted by HerNameIsAlixx from Stourbridge, GB • Published See HerNameIsAlixx's 14 projects »
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  • How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 1
    Step 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.

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

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

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

    hem the top fabric for a nice neat edge.

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to sew a prom dress. Steampunk Prom Dress - Step 8
    Step 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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louise t.
louise t. · 5 projects

You're so talented and sooooo beautiful! Well done! I would kill to graduate in that :P

HerNameIsAlixx
HerNameIsAlixx · Stourbridge, GB · 39 projects

thanks aha

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nhothman89
nhothman89 · Irbid, JO · 11 projects

omg, it looks so professionally done :O well done! :D

HerNameIsAlixx
HerNameIsAlixx · Stourbridge, GB · 39 projects

haha thanks :)

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IntrepidMoose
IntrepidMoose · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 25 projects

That's rad.

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keller m.
keller m.

how did you gather the fabric? I'm thinking of making my own grad dress and i love how the fabric looks :)

HerNameIsAlixx
HerNameIsAlixx · Stourbridge, GB · 39 projects

its hard to explain, but basically I pinched parts of the fabric and then hand stitched underneath it. hope that made sense!

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Mistress Nora of Madness
Mistress Nora of Madness · Potterville, Michigan, US · 14 projects

Steampunk is a great style and lots of fun. Your dress is terrific. I hope you pursue more projects and post them on CO&K.

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Spookachtige
Spookachtige · Erie, Pennsylvania, US · 10 projects

This is so so cool! You did a fantastic job, what a prom dress!

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Gypsum.Craft
Gypsum.Craft · Edmond, Oklahoma · 6 projects

<3 Love it!

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Joybells
Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 18 projects

Wow! You did an, um... Fantastic job. You can really futterwacken extraordinarily in that dress! I really love the striped fabric.

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Donna S.
Donna S.

Absolutely lovely. You are a very talented young designer.

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Emily T.
Emily T. · Farnham, GB · 38 projects

Looks so gorgeous!

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