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Hi! I’m going to be making my prom dress this year, and I need to know how much fabric I’ll need for the skirt of the dress. I want it to be very flowy, and long, and out of a chiffon fabric probably for the overlayer. I’ll be drafting my own pattern for it as well, so any advice on what kind of method to use in making the skirt would be very much appreciated. I’m guessing I’d use an underlayer of an opaque fabric so it’s no see through though! So any advice on what kind of fabric to use for that would be great. I want my dress to look like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/78390849737446296/

I probably sound like a complete idiot asking this all, but I need advice and if you could give it i’ll love you forever.
Thank you!


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    Jan 13, 2014, 09.31 AMby katexxxxxx

    Looks like silk tulle over a silk habotai lining.

    Best thing is to draft out the pattern, make a toile, and plan a layout on the width of fabric you want to use. Measure your layout and that will give you the yardage.

    For a dress that full, we’d allow two complete circles for the outer layer of tulle, and one for the lining, so probably 8m of tulle and 5m of lining, both 150cm wide. The bodice pieces will be cut out of the wedges left after the skirt circles are cut.

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    May 10, 2015, 11.24 AMby aikipy

    Hello, Jenna!

    Did you end up sewing your own prom dress? Because I want to do the same thing and I could use your expertise :) How did it turn out to be? Was it difficult? How much fabric did you need?


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