Are you one of the many people who never can quite find a dress that makes them go “wow” on store shelves? Do you have a creative flair that just needs to be let loose?
If so, you might want to consider making your own dress for your next big event. What you may not be aware of is that you don’t need to work in fashion, have sewing skills or be an embroidery maverick in order to create an amazing dress that is one of a kind.
A good way to start making your own dress is to pick out a dress that you find somewhat attractive at the store. Ideally, the dress that you pick will have parts that you think are too long, or just excessive. Here’s how you make it your own.
1. Start trimming out parts of the dress that you don’t particularly like, such as the sleeves, or the neckline. You don’t necessarily need to go for a clean cut look to your dress, either. Sometimes tearing away sections of the fabric gives it a better overall look. This gives it a unique punk rock look that is oh, so in style right now.
2. Grab some fabric paint and fabric markers if you like to draw. Use the new dress as a canvas for your more interesting thoughts and ideas. It is worth noting that some fabric markers have a tendency of wearing away after a couple of washes, so it may be a good idea to do a spot test before you apply fabric paint to an entire dress.
3. Baby pins are amazing things, and when attached to a dress in a creative, appealing way, it can be a very cheap method that can transform a drab dress into a fab dress in little to no time. Baby pins can also be used to attach patches onto a vest or shirt.
4. Remember those old school Bedazzlers that you would see being advertised on infomercials? If you want to get a punk rock edge to your clothing, or if you want to add some 80’s-style sequins to your outfit, then by all means, bedazzle away!
Use your imagination when you modify your clothing. If you need to, browse magazines and books or even pinterest for new ideas on how to improve your own personal fashion line. You don’t have to go overboard in order to have a one-of-a-kind dress – even a simple applique attached to your new dress can be enough to give it a completely new look and feel. As long as the modifications speak to you and you have fun wearing those creations, you are good to go!