The Skittles Dress

This prom dress by Theperilouspopsicle at craftster uses 101 Skittle wrappers and took 15 hours to make and it was worth it. Thanks to Tetranitrate I'm currently sick of Skittles, but the color certainly works. Linkvia Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Mens Dress Shirt into womans fitted dress?

I want to make a mens dress shirt into a fitted dress...i want the style to stay the same! how would i go about taking it in...with out ruining it??

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Grad Dress suggestions?

Okey, some may think it's too early, but I'm going shopping for a grad dress, not even for the gr.12 graduation, but for gr.8. I'm seriously having trouble finding the age appropriate/event appropriate dress. does any one have an idea of a store or something like an online shop kind of thing? this is my first post so if I left out anything that should've been included, let me know.

Topic by D!cey 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how do i make an off the shoulder baggy dress top out of a mans tshirt?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I attach shirred material to regular stretch material?

I have a pre-shirred material that I want to use for the bust part of the dress, and a different stretch material that I would like to use for the bottom portion of the dress.  What is the easiest and best way to attach the two?

Question by angelkat80 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to make a dress like this?

I have tis awesome white fabric that has blue ribbon stripes on it! the stripes go diagonally. I want to make a dress resembeling this:;=1998 any ideas? thanks! :0)

Question by bongo girl! 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses

The 2008 Cheap Chic Weddings 2008 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest was recently decided in New York's Times Square. The winner was Katrina Chalifoux who spent two weeks making her sheathed dress out of toilet paper. You can see all past finalists here, here and here.

Topic by randofo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Design wedding dresses online

There are many stores offer custom wedding dresses online. If you are looking for a particular gown that you do not see on the website, you can design wedding dresses online. What you have to do is to tell the website keeper the wedding dresses online you want and your personal information. Days later you will receive the exact one you want. That’s why shopping wedding dresses online becomes more and more popular among brides-to-be. We also started to do wedding dresses business. We are a professional manufacturer of Wedding Dresses Wholesale, bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses. With those years' experience in this field, we have able to provide high quality, lowest price wedding dresses for our clients and wholesaler. Furthermore, apart from the formal wedding dresses, casual wedding dresses online are also available. They definitely will make every minute of your wedding ceremony glamorous. We believe our Wedding Dresses Sale will meet your demand and make you the most gorgeous bride! All Evening Dresses will be perfect choice for your wedding and all our Evening Dresses are top quality and can be custom made by your request. More wedding dresses include Allure Bridal Wedding, Alfred Angelo Dresses bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, prom dresses, evening dresses and wedding accessories are offered in our online bridal store.

Topic by castle99 8 years ago

how to dress like demon?

I want to dress like a demon for a theme party. how do i do that in the cheapest possible way without spending much.

Question by arpit_cool 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

fancy dress tin of sardines

I would like to dress up as a tin of sardines and cant find a fancy dress costume has to be uber laght weight as its for a festival and i dont want to have to carry it about....also waterproof.....and cheap......CAN YOU HELP ME!!!!

Topic by katylord 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Okay so my garde 6 graduation is coming up. im looking for a dress...hopefully a neat-casual style. im muslim so i need to cover up a lot....any ideas? (PLEASE no haters. i know im muslim but im full blood auzzie and just like everyone else!)

Question by i_own_swag 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Sugar Bush Squirrel

Sugar Bush Squirrel is a real, live Eastern Gray Squirrel who is owned and photographed by Ms. Kelly Foxton. Rescued, as a baby in her nest, from a tree which was being cut down, she is now living the 'good life' with Kelly in Boca Raton, Florida. A small, lime-green parrot, named Rio, is her big sister and constant companion.Being an International Superstar and The World's Most Photographed Squirrel, Sugar Bush loves to dress up, and has over 2,000 outfits with matching hats and accessories. Sugar Bush Squirrel has her own, posh studio with an elaborate stage and thousands of stage props, and has posed for over 5,000 photos since her modeling career began. AWESOME!SQUIRRELS!!!:OLINK

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I make a pillowcase dress for toddlers?

I need help. I want to make a pillowcase dress for a toddler but I want to use material that I have on hand. Or, a really easy tie on the shoulder type dress for toddlers.

Question by monmere 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Katy Perry shows off LED dress

Illuminated clothing has popped up several times here on Instructables. There's the turn signal jacket, EL wire, and Fire Skirt just to name a few. Now the lit up look is getting even more attention with Katy Perry sporting an LED-lit dress made by CuteCircuit. I wonder who will turn up in some bright outfit next? Katy Perry rocks a CuteCircuit (‘wearable technology’) LED dress

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Dress too small in the bust, zipper wont go up - can't alter?

Hi there, I'm going to a party dressed as Tinkerbell and my friend has the perfect green dress to lend me. The problem is the fit is off in the bust area. The dress was made for her and so is not a standard size. I just tried it on, and it looks great from the front. BUT I can't zip it past my bust, which is much larger than hers. I can't alter the dress as it is not mine, so any ideas on how I could hide the back without it looking too obvious? It might help that I'm wearing wings...

Question by MegsSA93 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How to make a sexy kimono dress?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to do a Pleated Tube Dress? Answered

I want to make a Pleated Tube dress like the one in the site provided. I can't find any patterns or anything similar to it, Any help will be appreciated :);=44040&color;=BLACK/WHITE&altImageId;=1

Question by RitzCutie 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Shortening a scalloped hem lace dress.

Hi, I am shortening a dress that has a scalloped lace hem. I do not want to ruin the hem as it looks lovely. But the dress is too long. I have hemmed the lining with no problem, but now I am trying to pin the lace up at the waist and then sew (hand or machine?) it so it lies as a fold under the waist. I do not want to take the waistline off this dress as it is not mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been trying to pin up the wrong side of the lace fabric by the waistline. It is so slippery and soft I feel like I am getting nowhere!  Thank you so much for your time!

Question by suzi.carpenter1 3 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

How to make a pocket for dress shirt? Answered

I would like to add pockets to some ready made shirts I bought for my husband. (I had forgotten he only likes shirts with pockets....they were so nice that it flew out of my mind.) I don't really have enough material to cut a patch from the bottom of shirts. But I thought maybe I could add some sort of hidden pocket by making something like a bound buttonhole with a hidden pocket of a similar color in cotton. Does anyone have a solution? Thanks, Bratmamma

Question by bratmamma 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Man Fights for Right to Dress as Bigfoot

NH artist protests halt to Bigfoot project -------------------- Jan 5, 9:42 PM EST JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire artist and videographer who dressed as Bigfoot in a state park says his rights were trampled by big government. Jonathan Doyle, of Keene, has complained in a letter to the state parks department that a Mount Monadnock park ranger halted his performance art project in the fall because he didn't have a permit. Doyle is arguing through the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation that his free-speech rights were violated when he was expelled from the state park in Jaffrey. He says he and others with him, some also in costume, were on a lesser-used trail and weren't bothering other park visitors. Doyle says the state hasn't responded to his letter. The Division of Parks and Recreation says it has been forwarded to the state attorney general's office. -------------------- The question is:  Would you be able to resist the temptation to jump out from behind trees and scare park visitors if you were dressed up as Bigfoot?  I'm not sure that I could should I ever find myself in that rather unlikely situation.

Topic by AngryRedhead 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Bohemian Rhapsody fancy dress outfit.

Hi All, I'm going on a stag do in August. the theme is freddie mercury (lead singer from Queen). I want to recreate the shot in the Bohemian Rhapsody video where its just the 4 heads all lit from below. I will be Freddie Mercury, I will print off the other faces and stick them to card, I just need a mechanism where by the 3 other faces are suspended around me, preferably on arms of some kind that are retractable and spring into place at the pull of a cord. Not sure how practical this is, just seeing if anyone has any ideas. thanks in advance.

Topic by bedder 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

could u help with a video on how to cut out a round neck dress sleeveless without a pattern please?

Video on round neck sexy dress without patterns

Question by kamini 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Get creative with Duct Tape-Duct Tape Scholarship

Duct Tape Scholarship has online voting thru July 2nd. Their outfits are made all of duct tape. However has the most votes wins! Did you know you could get all these colors from duct tape? Please vote for #87 at 1st place is $3000 scholarship for each contestant and their school. Check out the creative designs.

Topic by ducttapepromdress 9 years ago

Perfect Presentation of Flower Girl Dresses —— from

Adorable child with graceful flower girl dress, the first communion dress or the prom dress for the special day would be a little jewel in the party, beyond doubt. If that is what you are looking for, our could be your optimal choice. We provide various kinds of first communion dresses, which would absolutely satisfy your taste. And the christening gowns we offer you include classic and modern designs. Including our high quality and original styles, we insist on provide you excellent online customer service, favorable price and fast shipping.  also wants to help you get ready for your big day. We carry a selection of bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses to help make your wedding memorable, while our array of flower girl accessories & shoes will help your wedding party accessorize stylishly. We even carry a ring bearer tuxedo collection and suits for other occasions as well. Shop with us for your next special event and enjoy up to 70% off retail prices and delivery within 10 days.  We would do the best to present you a unique and brilliant big party show.

Topic by nancyliu0522 6 years ago

how to make paper mache dress form?

Step by step instructions for a paper mache body form.

Question by azztasticme 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Does anyone know how to create a fairly realistic flame effect on a dress using fabric?

Hi everyone! :-) I want to go to a fancy dress party as a Fire Goddess, but I'm a little stuck on finding the best way to make a fairly realistic flame effect for my dress. I was thinking of starting with a black sheer mini-dress, then sewing various shades of two-tone organza on in small strips to look like dancing flames, to create a kind of 'flame vortex' effect. I know that's a really bad description, but hopefully this little picture I found might give you a better idea of what I mean: I have no idea whether there is a better way to do this, so any suggestions or ideas would be very welcome. :-) Thanks!

Question by MissPennyFarthing 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How can I make a "sexy" dress top, out of a normal, white dress shirt?

I have a bowtie and skirt, I just need the "school girl top" to go with it, and am too cheap to buy one at a store. Any hints?

Question by Ilsbet 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Does anyone know how to make a dress with an adjustable hemline? Answered

I have a dress from a thrift store that is the basis for a fabulous costume for the fantasy convention. Only problem is the hemline is too boring. I came across these dresses in a catalog that seem to have exactly the feature I need to put on my dress, but I have no idea how it is done. I've scoured the internet so now I pass it on for your consideration... see below.,275&GEN1;=Outlet+&T1;=P85827+S&dispRow;=0&srccode;=#top The dress apparently has ties inside that you can cinch up to control the level of blousing. Thanks for your help!

Question by penumbra_ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Alter a dress (BARELY too small) with a side zipper?

I have this dress that is just BARELy too small in the bust area.  Its a strapless sweatheart neckline dress.  It has boning a side zipper, so I am not sure what to do. Originally, I thought I would just add some ribbon up the back.  Since its strapless with and really loose once its past the bust area (BRAIN FART, I cannot think of the word...) the ribbon would only lace up about 6 inches in the back.  BUt the zipper is on the side, so I dont know what to do. also, the dress is a sheer fabric, with two layers and will not be the easiest to sew.  And, it has boning. Any ideas?

Question by Bansteatt84 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to I apply rhinestones to formals and cocktail dresses? Answered

I what to learn to make fancy dresses, but I dontknow how they attatch rhinestones.

Question by blackeyedsusan29 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Does anyone know how to make Kurenai Yuhi's dress?

Please I just want the white overdress and if can please explain in full!

Question by ShinobiCakeLyer 9 years ago

How to make a dress or shirt when you dont have a mannequin or a model? Plz Help!? Answered

this this shirt i started making, imagine two big circles overlapping eachother. Thats my shirt. How do i fit it together? I dont know anything about measurements or anything. I dont have  mannequin (I've been trying to make one out of aluminum foil. FAIL) What do I do? I dont have a model either. Plz Help Soon! I wanna wear this to a party!

Question by WhyHello 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

why are my dress shirt buttons turning white when i wash them? Answered

I have some expensive dress shirts. i wash them on cold and put them in the dryer. it recommends washing on cold but says to line dry them. they are turning white and discolored. i have only washed them 3 times. could it be the dryer?

Question by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I need to hem a wedding dress that has a lace border at the hem line. What do you suggest?

I would raise the skirt at the waist, but the lace runs over that too. The dress has the same lace panels at the hem line and around the waist. I think I have to remove one of them to raise the hem 1 1/2 in. Which is the easiest way to do this?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

A post that is blatantly an advertisement

Sorry to post this here, but there is no other way to bring this to the site managers' attention. This post,, is an advertisement for the posting organization, and not an 'ible at all.

Topic by WriterChick 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can I dress up as a space scientist?

I am doing a careers project for school. I am researching being a space scientist. As a part of my presentation, I have to dress up as my career. My only idea is wearing a shirt from the science fair with a rocket on it and a lab coat, but I am not sure whether or not space scientists wear lab coats. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!

Question by cupcake811 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Looking for simple Halloween costume ideas

(this was a Question over in "Answers," but Frollard brilliantly suggested that it would be better as a discussion here)There's a Halloween party next month for residents of my housing complex, which is for elderly and disabled people (I have disabling health problems (although not life-threatening or anything, in case you were going to worry)), and we've all been asked to dress up somehow. My problem is that I don't really fit in all that well here, and so neither do my costume ideas. Most of the residents are very normal, ordinary sort of people, except for those whose disabilities affect their cognitive or emotional functions; and those who were normal and ordinary back in Korea or Ukraine, but are still struggling with US language and culture.Most of my costume ideas (a Fruity Oaty Bar? ....Lady MacBeth? ...Marvin, the Paranoid Android? ...a Brownie from British folk mythology, to tie in with chocolate brownies from the oven to bring for the treats table?) are based on one semi-obscure cultural reference or another. I try hard (if not always successfully :) not to come off to my neighbors as some self-styled superior know-it-all, and I don't want to torpedo myself by showing up to the party dressed as The Solar System, complete with Halley's Comet in a holster on my Kuiper Belt.*(*although if I could figure out how to pull it off (for some other party), wouldn't that be just absolutely cooler than cool??? :)So I need an ordinary, normal, as-generic-as-possible costume idea. Cheap, easy, not so cumbersome as being a ghost with an old white sheet with eye-holes cut out, and not so close to unpleasant realities as The Grim Reaper (any number of our 80- & 90-year-olds already might as well avoid buying green bananas.) Right now I'm thinking about a bat with wings made from an old black umbrella, or else a scarecrow-cum-gardener (since lots of people know me through my working in our Community Garden).

Topic by Gorfram 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Finishing raw edges without sewing?

I've kind of gotten myself into a pickle here.... I ironed interfacing on to the back of my fabric, and then cut out fairly small (2" or so) geometric shapes, thinking the interfacing would keep the fabric from fraying. Unfortunately, it is fraying a bit and I want to fix that. I am horrible with sewing machines though and it is too thick to sew through...I was thinking of maybe finding some magical kind of super sticky fabric tape to cover the edges? Any other suggestions? 

Question by shortone 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

What's the best way to dress up LED Throwies?

I'm interested in decorating my house with LED Throwies, but I can't think of a way to hide the battery/magnet assembly.  Does anyone have any (preferably cheap) ideas on how to add any sort of elegance to the body of Throwies without sacrificing the magnetic quality?

Question by SJBarag 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Pallet Sled, iPod Controlling Dress, War Hammer

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech New Projects for a New Year! It's time to get started on your new year's resolution to learn something new, and make something awesome! Check out these great projects to help you make the most of your time this winter, indoors and out. Help decide who wins great prizes from ThinkGeek in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest. Vote now! Make a Sled out of a Wooden Pallet Twittering Laser Tripwire Make a 70's Style String Lamp Evening Dress with iPod Control How to Make Sushi Make a Viking War Hammer Flipbook You Can Make at the Office Table Saw from Electric Hand Saw Build a Thermoelectric Lamp Bike Tail Light Upgrade Easter Solar Engine Make a LEGO Table Out of PVC Pipe Salt Water and Aluminum Foil Light Traditional Portrait Painting Make Your Own Clothing Labels Make a Baggy T-shirt into a Dress Guides Chocolate Free Stuff High Voltage Duct Tape Wallets

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago

How to measure pre-shirred material for a summer dress?

I am new to making clothes and am self taught on my sewing machine. I bought this really cute cherry pre-shirred material, and am trying to figure out how to measure it to fit my body right. Is there a special way I need to do this, or is the answer right under my nose and its passing me by? Any adivce would be greatly appriciate. So, again, my question is, How to I measure the pre-shirred material to make my summer dress?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Antique Dress Clip - What Is It? Ceramic and bobbly cat eye type flowers/petals.

Hello you marvellous people, I am totally in love with this website, and thought this might be the place to come to get some advice and information. I've had this dress clip in my collection for years and am starting to sell off lots of it as I need to move city! I could just sell it to a vintage shop somewhere, but then I wouldn't get to find out anything about it, and would only get pennies. It probably isn't worth much, but I still just really want to know! I'm totally stuck on this piece. I've tried to get info on it everywhere, but no luck so far. All I can really say about it, is it's a dress clip, and it's old! Can anyone tell me more? All advice would be most appreciated :) Ophelia

Question by Ophelia_Darling 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How does one get dressed, etc with non dominant hand? Answered

Having Right shoulder surgery next week. Short of just  wearing sweats, any hints on using zippers, buttons, and other "activities of daily living" with the non-dominant hand? Thanks

Question by lryeln 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How can I turn a thrift store prom dress into a medieval gown for 11y/o niece? She wants to dress up for the ren faire.

I was thinking of getting a sleeveless gown and sewing tabs with the grommets on the either side of the back and then lace to fit my 11 y/o niece. That is where my ideas run out. I don't know what to do about the sleeves. Maybe an undergown and just put some bell sleeves? I am at a loss.

Question by Baricuda 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can you guys help me?

I have a large piece of white fabric.I also have several squares of solid orange, pink and sheer orange embroidered fabric. I am trying to make a dress for my sister with this. I attempted to do this free handed without having a sewing machine available. I am going to my grandmothers this Sunday and she has a sewing machine. Can some one help me with a pattern for a dress that I can make before Christmas?

Topic by TheDreamer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Contest Voting

My wife submitted a dress for your contest that needed to be done by 6/12/11 midnight. She did so at about 11pm on 6/12/11 and your site stated that it was accepted. BUT now the voting has started & her dress is not listed!!! Why? Her name is Conny Johnson.

Question by jimmie2101 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I dress up a pair of tennis with drawings? Answered

 I have a pair of white tissue tennis that I want to dress up. I chose an image from a book. I'm also planning to shred the image so it can fit. The only problem is: How do I transfer the image into the tennis tissue? I heard of a tissue decoupage, but I don't mind transfering the image by hand (with ink, pens and that stuff) but it must be water-proof. Check out the images so you can understand what I'm planning to do :) Thank you all for you answers.  

Question by soyblondy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

ART HIST:I have a painting that could be an airbrush from Thayer and Chandler, 1884. Does it have any historical value?

8 X 10. Woman in profile dressed in hat and dress of late 1800's. No signature. I'm thinking it may be an example of early air brushing. There is no signature. Could it have any artistic value?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Boy Arrested for Stealing 36 Million in Virtual Money

After becoming obsessed with an online RPG character's dress, a Japanese boy hacked into the game's system and stole the dress along with 36 million virtual yen. The virtual resource he eventually turned into about $5,500. He was arrested for unauthorized access to the system.Here's more of the story.

Topic by royalestel 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago