How to Make a Ball Gown Dress

Ball Gown is one of the most formal female attires for social occasions. It is mostly a full-length skirted gown that stretches right next to the floor, and is made up delicately and exotically to enhance one’s appearance.

Many believe that the Ball Gowns are only for teenagers, who prefer wearing it when going to the prom. However, it is not the case, as there are several ball gowns that are specially made up for grown-up females to wear on formal social gatherings.

However, one of the most difficult tasks is to find a perfect ball gown. All the delicate dresses that are available at stores or boutiques are either too expensive or they are not a perfect fit for you. If you are facing any of these problems, making a dress yourself is the right solution. If you have basic sewing skills, you can then comfortably make a perfect ball gown for yourself.

Things Required:

– 4 yards of fabric
– Matching thread
– Sewing machine
– Sewing scissors
– Measuring tape


  • 1

    Before you start, take measurements of your waist, chest, shoulders and length. Now start cutting a piece of fabric with the following measurements in order to create the skirt.

    The width of the top should be 5 inches larger than your original waist.

    The bottom should slant down to a width of 45 to 60 inches.

    The bottom should be 35 to 40 inches long.

  • 2

    Now sew together all the slanted edges of the fabric piece that you just cut. Make sure that you leave an opening of around 5 inches at the top. After that, hem the bottom. Sew a gathering stitch at the top, and gather the fabric in it until it matches your waist size. Your skirt is now ready.

  • 3

    Cut out a piece of fabric of following measurements in order to make bodice. The piece should be as wider as your bust, while the length should meet the measurement of your torso that is from collarbone to waist line. Now add darts to cinch the waist, it will also curve up the fabric at the bust.

  • 4

    Sew the bottom of the bodice up to the top of the skirt. Make sure that you line up an opening at the top of the skirt. Sew a zipper at the back of the skirt, and then hem the top of the bodice.

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