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Make a party dress from scratch!
Turn a few yards of fabric and a basic t-shirt into an amazing party dress.

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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  • How to make a gown. Party Dress Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut two panels of lining that are 20" wide by 2 yards long
    Pin and stitch them together using 1/2" seam allowance
    so that you have a 20" wide by 4 yard long panel

    Hem one edge of the panel by turning and turning 1/4"

  • How to make a gown. Party Dress Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut two 21" by 2 yard long panels of fabric using the edge of the fabric as the edge of each panel
    (You will have a strip left over in the middle to use later)
    Pin and stitch them together so that you have a 21" by 4 yard long panel of fabric
    Use 1/2" seam allowance

  • How to make a gown. Party Dress Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin the lining to the wrong side of the lace and stitch the raw edges together with 1/4" seam allowance
    Along that same stitch line you are going to bunch the fabric under the presser foot and gather the 4 yard panel together

  • How to make a gown. Party Dress Diy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut elastic so that it fits comfortably around your waist
    Mark the elastic in 4 equal parts
    Pin the elastic evenly along the gathered fabric
    Sew the elastic to the gathered fabric by stretching the elastic as you sew using 1/2" seam allowance

  • How to make a gown. Party Dress Diy - Step 5
    Step 5

    With right sides together, pin all 4 layers together and stitch down the side seam from the elastic to the hem.

  • Step 6

    Watch the video tutorial here:

  • How to make a gown. Party Dress Diy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out pieces from your lace and the decorative edge of your lace (if you have some left over)
    Insert cardboard in the t-shirt
    Figure out your lace placement and apply the lace and edging with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    Let it dry overnight and you're done!

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ChristineMarie
ChristineMarie · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 110 projects
so pretty Happy
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Wow that's so awesome! Thanks for sharing Happy
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Thanks for commenting Steph! Glad you like the dress!
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