12 DIY Prom Dresses & Boutonnieres


How to make prom dresses and boutonnieres for prom complete with pictured instructions has never been so easy. Making your own dress and boutonniere is a great way to show your own creativity and save some cash! Did you know that old dresses are a great resource for making a new one? Use these free patterns to create your own prom dress in a fun trendy style. I hope these tutorials inspire you to make one for your child’s next big dance (or even wedding!) {{wink}}

Grab your sewing materials, you are going to love making any one of these patterns including a tulle skirted prom dress, black evening dress, a convertible dress, how to add sleeves to a spaghetti strap dress, and more! I’ve even included tutorials to make boutonnieres. 

Prom Dresses
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Prom Dresses

Make a gorgeous Tulle Skirted Prom Dress by Oh Hi DIY that has a lovely fitted bodice and full tulle skirt. Hits just below the knee so it can easily be worn again to another formal affair.

Coolirpa found two dresses in the same color, one was a long chiffon and the other was an above the knee lace dress. She combined the dresses together to make a gorgeous Thrifted Prom Dress.

This is a lovely refashion idea where Lisa Golightly takes a Vintage Wedding Gown Get’s Prom Ready! With this tutorial you can do the same! If you have some sewing skills, this is easy to do and the results are oh so stylish! 

No buttons or zippers are used in this DIY Black Evening Dress by Tousled Day so even the most inexperienced seamstress can pull this off. Plus, it’s stretchy so it can fit a range of sizes.

Along the Lines of Ysabel has a wonderful video tutorial to make a gorgeous DIY Prom Dress with a floor length circle skirt and a lace bodice.

A DIY Prom Dress by I am With Wendy that features a backless design, flowing chiffon, and a customizable lace-up back. Simply stunning!

Prom Dress

Prom Dress

Make a Convertible Dress by Rostitchery using just one seam and four pieces of fabric. The skies the limit with how you wear this dress.

How to Add Cap Sleeves to a Dress by Freshly Completed is a great tutorial for those that like a more modest dress.

This simple dress tutorial show you how to get this look from a Vintage Upcycle Prom Dress by Anna Nimmity.  Easy and the results are beautiful!  

DIY Boutonniere

DIY Boutonniere

Confetti Daydreams shows you just how easy making a Baby’s Breath Boutonniere can be. In under 15 minutes you can have a stunning boutonniere perfect for a wedding or dance. Baby’s breath is super on trend right now, too.

Here’s how to make a DIY Boutonniere or buttonholes by One Fab Day for your groom and his groomsmen, or your child for a big dance. You can make a boutonniere easier than you’d think and you can customize with whatever flowers you’d like.

Love color and texture?! These Pink and Yellow Boutonniere by Paper & Stitch are perfect for that guy who likes his boutonniere to make a statement. The leaf in the back is one of our favorite parts!


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