How to Remake a Prom Dress

Have an old prom dress that you want to wear again? Follow these easy steps and you’ll have a brand new dress in no time!

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You’ve finally found the perfect prom dress, but there’s one problem: it’s way out of your price range. Or maybe you already have a dress that you love, but it’s not quite right for prom. If you’re willing to put in a little bit of work, you can easily remake a dress into something special for prom night. With a few simple alterations, you can turn an everyday dress into a show-stopping gown.

Here are some tips on how to remake a dress for prom:

-Start with a basic dress silhouette. A-line or fit-and-flare styles are always flattering, and they can be easily dressed up with the right accessories.
-Look for a dress in a neutral color like black, white, or ivory. These colors can be easily transformed with the right accessories, and they will go well with any type of prom theme.
-Choose a fabric that is easy to work with. Satin, chiffon, and tulle are all good options for remaking a dress. Avoid fabrics that are difficult to sew or that wrinkle easily.
-Think about the details. Adding some sequins, beads, or embellishments can really make your dress stand out. You can also add straps or sleeves to change the look of the dress completely.
-Don’t be afraid to get creative! If you’re not sure how to alter your dress, consult a seamstress or friend who knows how to sew. With a little bit of effort, you can create a truly unique gown for prom night.

The Process

It is easier than you think to remake a prom dress! You will need to find a dress that you like and that fits well, then take it apart so that you have the pattern pieces. You will need to make a few alterations to the pattern, then cut out and sew your new dress. Follow these easy steps and you will have a brand new prom dress in no time!

Gather your materials

You will need the following materials:
-A prom dress
-A pair of scissors
-A needle and thread
-A sewing machine (optional)

With your materials gathered, you are ready to begin remaking your prom dress!

Cut the dress

Start by cutting the dress. You will need a sharp fabric scissors for this. It is important to make sure that you cut along the seam of the dress. If you are not sure where the seam is, you can find it by looking for the line of stitching that holds the dress together. Once you have found the seam, follow it with your scissors until you have cut the entire dress in half.

When you have finished cutting the dress, you should have two pieces that are mirror images of each other.

Sew the dress

1. Cut the dress apart at the seams. You will need a seam ripper to do this.
2. Using a tape measure, measure yourself from the top of your shoulder, down your front, over your bust, and to the place you would like the dress to end. Write these measurements down.
3. Lay the pieces of the dress out on a flat surface. Using a pencil and your measurements from step 2, trace a new dress on top of the old one. Make sure to add seam allowance!
4. Cut out your new dress.
5. Sew your new dress together, following the traces you made in step 3.

Add embellishments

Adding embellishments to a dress can be a great way to make it more formal or to add your own personal touch. Beading, sequins, and other types of embellishments can be added to the bodice, skirt, or even straps of a dress. You can also add a belt or sash to give the dress more definition. If you are not sure how to add embellishments, you can always take the dress to a tailor or seamstress and have them do it for you.


Assuming you have a basic understanding of sewing, you should be able to remake your prom dress with relative ease. With a little bit of creativity and some elbow grease, you can have a brand new dress that is uniquely yours in no time.

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