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Editorial Report: 10 Prom Dress Sewing Patterns

It’s that time of year! We’re right smack in the middle of prom season, which means lots of colorful dresses, tuxedos, and other evening wear looks. Because prom dresses can be incredibly expensive, why not create one using your own creativity, personal style, and sewing skills? These free prom dress sewing patterns and tutorials are the best way to challenge yourself as a sewist, and are a fantastic way to experiment with delicate and difficult fabrics.

Editorial Report: 10 Prom Dress Sewing Patterns

We’ve rounded up our top 10 dress patterns that are perfect for prom or other school dances, as well as a few bonus special occasion sewing patterns. Plus, as a special treat, some of our editors are sharing their favorite prom pics from high school! Whether you’re a teen sewing for yourself, or sewing for your own grandkids, you can’t go wrong with these beautiful prom dress sewing patterns.

Editorial Report: 10 Prom Dress Sewing Patterns

Red Carpet Evening Gown Tutorial

This red carpet inspired gown is perfect for playing with prints!

DIY Prom and Cocktail Attire

Tiered Gown

Red Carpet Evening Gown Tutorial

Draped Maxi Dress

Golden Goddess Gown

50's Dress with Knotted Shoulders

Make it in black, wear with it red lips and pearls, and you have the perfect Audrey Hepburn inspired look!

 Anniversary Lace Maxi Dress

Draped Neck DIY Maxi Dress

Little Black Prom Dress

Femme Fatale Cocktail Dress

1950s Inspired Prom Dress

 BONUS!

Elegant Prom Shawl

Wrist Corsage Tutorial

DIY Bow Tie Pattern

Throwback Thursday: Prom Looks from Our Editors

Dana Byerwalter, Editor, FaveCrafts

Dana Byerwalter, Editor, FaveCrafts

Shannon Swearingen, Editor, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns, Craft Paper Scissors, 101 Days of Holiday Recipes & Crafts, and TheBestDessertRecipes

(Right) Shannon Swearingen, Editor, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns, Craft Paper Scissors, 101 Days of Holiday Recipes & Crafts, and TheBestDessertRecipes

Ashley Jones, Editor, AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts

(Far Left) Ashley Jones, Editor, AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts

Chelsea Scarnegie, Editor, AllFreeKidsCrafts and AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Chelsea Scarnegie, Editor, AllFreeKidsCrafts and AllFreeHolidayCrafts

 Laura Shay, Editor, AllFreeJewelryMaking and AllFreeHolidayCrafts
Laura Shay, Editor, AllFreeJewelryMaking and AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Jessica Thelander, Editor, Book Development, and Nicola Prybell, Editor, ILikeKnitting and ILikeCrochet

(Left) Jessica Thelander, Editor, Book Development
(Right) Nicola Prybell, Editor, ILikeKnitting and ILikeCrochet

Sara Raffensperger, Editor, AllFreeCasseroleRecipes and Cookstr

Sara Raffensperger, Editor, AllFreeCasseroleRecipes and Cookstr

 Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet
(Far left) Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet

Kristin Anderson, Editor, TheWineBuyingGuide

(Second from left) Kristin Anderson, Editor, TheWineBuyingGuide

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