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.
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.
Throwback Thursday: Prom Looks from Our Editors
Dana Byerwalter, Editor, FaveCrafts
(Right) Shannon Swearingen, Editor, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns, Craft Paper Scissors, 101 Days of Holiday Recipes & Crafts, and TheBestDessertRecipes
(Far Left) Ashley Jones, Editor, AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts
Chelsea Scarnegie, Editor, AllFreeKidsCrafts and AllFreeHolidayCrafts
Laura Shay, Editor, AllFreeJewelryMaking and AllFreeHolidayCrafts
(Left) Jessica Thelander, Editor, Book Development
(Right) Nicola Prybell, Editor, ILikeKnitting and ILikeCrochet
Sara Raffensperger, Editor, AllFreeCasseroleRecipes and Cookstr
(Far left) Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet
(Second from left) Kristin Anderson, Editor, TheWineBuyingGuide
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