Creating your own prom dresses is a very liberating, very fun thing to do. The question is—how exactly do you go about creating your own formal prom dresses? Well, first of all, you need to know a bit about sewing. You can take a class if you don’t know, but if you don’t have time for that, you may want to consider doing something else instead or just buying a dress. Next, pick out a pattern that you like. Loads of companies make patterns for prom dresses, cocktail dresses, short dresses, whatever you need in order to create your ideal prom dress. Keep this in mind as you search for a pattern. You will also need any patterns that you want and you will need any decorations. Get a few books on embellishing formal dresses if needed. There is a lot of information available on line for prom and short dresses 2011. Then, start sewing. You will need to make sure that you have your own measurements written down or anyone else’s if you’re creating it for them. Make sure that the dress fits before you start to sew it by pinning it around you. if it doesn’t, then do what you can in order to make the dress fit, even if that means buying more fabric or cutting fabric off. In the end, hem up your dress and enjoy it!