Designing your own prom dress several advantages. First, you won't end up with the same dress as someone else at your prom. Second, your dress will fit your personal style and personality. If the idea of making your own dress is overwhelming, there is no need to fear. Look through stores, online catalogs, clothing catalogs and pattern books at fabric stores. This will give you a good idea of what elements you want in your own prom dresses. Go to thrift and consignment stores and look for dresses that you like. They are very inexpensive, so it would not hurt to purchase the ones you like the best. Think about what you like about the dresses and what you don't like. Consider how you would alter the dress to suit you. If you like the color and fabrics, take the dresses apart to use the part of the dress you like. If you have followed Step 3, you will have half a dress at this point. Bring a sample of the fabric with you and find a fabric that coordinates. The dress pattern you purchase can be for then entire dress, or for a part of the dress. As you look through patterns and styles, look past the entire dress and instead look for parts of the dress that you like. Think about parts of the dress you can leave out of the design. Take time to dream about the dress draw many different options. If you are experienced at sewing, you can create your own dresses .