This is the time of year when high school girls and guys are thinking ahead to their proms and what they’re going to wear. Which is almost as important as who you’re gonna go with. Sewing your own prom dress has long been a thing and we’ve been providing prom dress patterns for decades. Take a look at these prom dress patterns from the past:
Have you ever sewn a prom dress? Either for yourself or someone else? We’d love to hear about it. I adore this short prom dress that Robin, who is a senior illustrator/technical assistant here at McCall’s, made for her daughter a few years ago using McCall’s M6349:
I visited some shopping sites for prom dresses just now, and it seems “beauty pageant contestant” is the look for 2015. Couldn’t we have a return to the prom styles of the 1950s, when our moms and grandmothers were girls and the more petticoats, the better? Those types of dresses just seem so quintessentially American prom to me. My own prom dress—which I did not sew—was a pink ruffly mess. Do you have fond memories of your prom dress?
If you are sewing a prom dress this year, either for yourself or for your daughter, take a look at all the patterns and inspiration we’ve pinned for you on this Pinterest board. And remember to share your prom creations with us on Instagram and Facebook! We like to live vicariously.