Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Flapper Dress Tutorial

Here is how I decorated my flapper dress, it is fairly easy to do and took me roughly 5 days to finish.
Before photo:
 Here's what you'll need:
  • Plain dress (I got mine for $7 at the thrift store!)
  • Permanent fabric glue - from Michaels art supply store
  • Row of sequins - from Fabric Land
  • Small and large rhinestone stickers - from Dollarama
  • Sewing pins
 I started out by cutting a template in order to make sure each loop was approximately the same size.
Start gluing and pinning down the sequins to make sure it stays in place (heavy textbooks on top help as well to weigh down the sequins and to ensure that the sequins are fully bonded to the fabric)
I also placed magazines inside the dress to create a flatter surface and to prevent the glue from seeping down and sticking to the lining or back of the dress.

Glue 6 large rhinestones together to create a pyramid shape in the corner of each loop. I cut the smaller rhinestones into 4 strips of 5 to create tassels, and then embellished each tassel with a single large rhinestone at the end.
 For finishing touches I added a large strip of sequins to the neckline, and now I'm done! :)


  1. You really did a fantastic job with this dress!
    I never glued anything on any of my dresses, but putting magazine in (or books) is a great idea...I do it when I use the textile paints.

    Have a great day!