135 Times People Didn’t Have To Go Dress Shopping Because They Could Make These Amazing Pieces Themselves

Handmade dresses are an excellent way to express your individual style and creativity through fashion. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that go into making each piece is impossible to find in mass-produced clothing. The devastating impact of fast fashion and its effects on workers also contribute to the renaissance of handmade fashion.

So in order to get your inspiration up and flowing, Bored Panda wrapped up this list of pictures featuring people’s most beautiful, one-of-a-kind dresses that would make all the princesses jealous in no time.

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From never-before-seen designs to unique materials and creative construction techniques, let’s all give a big round of applause for these dressmakers.

#1 I Am Half Scottish And Half Japanese- I Hand-Sewed This Kimono From Men’s Dress Shirts And Boxer Shorts

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#2 I Made And Painted My Own Gown For My Graduation Ball! I Painted Over 80 Flowers, Sewed + Stoned My Dress With My Mama And Designed The Whole Thing Myself

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#3 My Mom Made This Entire Wedding Dress, She Added Lots Of Jewels By Hand. Every Day She Spent Her Time Working On It. My Mom Is So Talented And I Want Every One To Know

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#4 My Handmade Gown. Please Rate My Work

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#5 I Made My Wedding Dress

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#6 Made An Infinity Dress With The Leftover Satin I Had At Home, Self-Drafted Pattern. Had Fun Playing With This

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#7 Finally Finished – Formal Dress For A Wedding I’m Attending

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#8 I Created A 3-In-1 Wedding Dress For My Best Friend

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#9 Made My Prom Dress Using A Vintage 1960s Pattern

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#10 I Made Sophie Hatter’s Dress From Howl’s Moving Castle

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#11 This Is My Cousin. She Made This Mesmerizing Dress Using 36 Recycled Clothes. She Has Made Hundreds Of Dresses As Cool As This One, Always From Recycled Clothes

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#12 My Handmade Dresses For Mom And Daughters. Do You Like It?

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#13 Friends, What Do You Think Of This Dress I Made?

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#14 Tried To Recreate A 60’s-Inspired Dress From The Queen’s Gambit

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#15 Hello, I Made This Dress Out Of Two Table Cloths (One Fabric, One Lace)

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#16 Dress Made From Over 2000 Pennies

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#17 I Made My Dream Dress For St Patrick’s Day And I’m So Proud Of How It Turned Out

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#18 I Made Myself A Dress For My PhD Graduation

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#19 17th Century-Inspired Gown. The Dress That Almost Killed My Remaining Brain Cells

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#20 Made Myself A Strawberry Dress Of My Dreams, Along With A Matching Shirt For My Husband

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#21 A Girl Spent Four Years And Used 10,000 Starburst Wrappers To Make This Amazing Dress

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#22 Hi, I Made My Prom Dress By Hand. It Took Me So Long And I’m So Proud Of It

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#23 I Made A Wool Dress Completely From Scratch. Started With The Raw Sheep Fleece

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#24 I Made This Dress. What Do You Think Of The Bodice?

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#25 I Made My Own Wedding Dress And Veil

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#26 My Heart Was Heavy The Past Few Weeks And Naturally That Pours Out Into My Work. So I Made This Dress. I Hope Everyone Is Hanging In There Mentally, Change Will Come

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#27 Engagement Photo Dress I Designed And Constructed. This Is My First Post, Hopefully You Guys Like It

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#28 I Made The Dressing Gown That Bilbo Wears In The First Hobbit Movie

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#29 I’ve Made My Christmas Party Dress The Last Three Years In A Row. Here They Are

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#30 This Is What Happens When Your Fancy Event Gets Canceled. Chores In An Evening Gown

M7683. Made it for a black tie wedding but sadly the bride and groom caught Omicronbie&Fitch leaving me with nowhere to wear it. So instead I got all dressed up and did Sunday Chores.

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#31 Belle-Inspired Ballgown For An 8th Grade Project (First Sewing Project Ever)

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#32 Sewist On Low Budget Recreating Expensive Dresses. I Was Inspired By This Teuta Matoshi Dress

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#33 Finally Finished This Dress

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#34 Gave Myself Early Onset Arthritis By Making This Dress

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#35 I Made My Own Wedding Dress. I Feel Just Okay About It, But I Thought I’d Share Anyway

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#36 This Is A Prom Dress My Aunt From Nigeria Made For Me Back In 2019. We Designed It Based On Two Different Dresses. The Pattern Of The Fabric Is My Favorite Part

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#37 I Made My Own Wedding Dress

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#38 I Sew For A Hobby, This Is My Princess Belle Ball Gown I Made. She’s My Favorite Disney Princess And I Finally Got Up The Gumption To Attempt Her

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#39 I Made A Dress For My Eldest Daughter Evangeline

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#40 I Made My And My Friend’s Prom Dresses

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#41 Couldn’t Afford A Vivienne Westwood Cocotte Dress, So I Made One

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#42 Always Been A Fan Of Alice In Wonderland. Designed And Sewn This Dress For My Alice Cosplay

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#43 She Drew A Picture Of Her Dream Dress, And Her Grandma Made It For Her

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#44 I Made My Friend’s Wedding Gown And Finally Got Pictures Back

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#45 I Made My First Gown. I Completed This A Few Months Ago And Finally Had Time To Take Pictures

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#46 My Handmade Dress. Do You Like This Golden Dress Bodice?

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#47 My Handmade Dresses For Flower Girls

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#48 I Made This Dress And Crown For A Potato Festival Sewing Competition. I Came Runner-Up

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#49 Made A Non-Conventional Wedding Dress

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#50 My Self-Drafted Princess Dress That 5-Year-Old Me Dreamed Of

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#51 Just Finished My 1890s Outfit After About A Year Of Work – All Of The Layers Are Hand Knit Or Sewn

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#52 I Designed LED Wearable Dress

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#53 Upcycled Dad’s Old Suit Into A Dress

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#54 It Was A Long Job For Me, But I’m Very Happy With The Result. And It’s Also Made Of Cashmere Yarn, Which Makes The Dress Light, Soft, And Warm

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#55 My Favorite Sewing Project To Date

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#56 The First Time I Sewed. I Made The Dresses From Season 2 Of TV Show “Bridgerton”

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#57 Made A Dress For The ‘Gilded Glamour’ Met Gala Theme

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#58 I Made A 1670s Court Gown In Three Parts

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#59 I Made A Halloween “Dripping Blood”-Inspired Dress Entirely Out Of Hot Glue

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#60 Made This Dress During A Lockdown In South Africa To Keep Being Busy

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#61 I Made My Cousin’s Wedding Dress

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#62 I Have Finished Sewing This Dress. What Do You Think Of The Color And Pattern?

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#63 I Made These Two Dresses This Week. The Fabric Is Thrifted And The Long All Blue Dress Used To Be A Curtain

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#64 I Made A Patchwork Dress From Old Jeans. I Used 6 Pairs Of Jeans And 120 Patches

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#65 My Mom Has Been Working On My Sister’s Dress For 2 Months, She’s Almost Done

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#66 I Designed, Drafted, And Sewed This Dress As A School Project. It’s Inspired By The Ruins Of Pompeii

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#67 Before And After Altering A Dress I Found On Amazon

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#68 Made This Ruched Summer Dress Out Of Stretch Bull Denim This Week

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#69 I Made My Prom Dress

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#70 I Started Sewing 3 Months Ago. These Are My Favorite Designs So Far. I Don’t Sell Anything Because I’m Far Too New. All My Fabric Is Thrifted As Well

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#71 I Usually Do More Streetwear But Here’s A Dress I Made For Ball

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#72 I Made A Replica Of The Famous Strawberry Dress By Lirika Matoshi. Very Late To The Party

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#73 Made A Little White Dress For Dinner With Friends

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#74 R2D2 Dress My Wife Made

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#75 Finished My Velvet Christmas Dress

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#76 Dress With A Lot Of Color And Flowers. Handmade By My Girlfriend

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#77 My Friend And I Made This Upcycled Aqua Lace Faerie Dress

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#78 Finished My Galaxy Dress Just In Time For A Star Wars Concert

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#79 I Sewed Lavender Crepe Back Satin Gown For My Little Sister

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#80 I Made This Crochet Dress. First Dress I’ve Crocheted

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#81 I Copied Nancy’s Purple Dress From Stranger Things 3

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#82 One Of My Favorite Dresses I’ve Made. From Scratch, Home-Made Pattern

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#83 I Made Comic Book Dress

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#84 I Made A Dress Out Of A Famous Windows XP Error

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#85 A Dress I Made For My Friend’s Wedding Last Year

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#86 My Graduation Dress For My Master’s Degree

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#87 I Made My Wedding Dress And Got Married Yesterday

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#88 I Recreated The Marchesa Gown From The Movie “Crazy Rich Asians” For A Costume Party A While Ago. Too Much Money Spent On Tulle, But Here We Are

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#89 Made A Dress Out Of Other Old Dresses Saved From The Bins. Only Thread Is New. Recycling Is Fun

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#90 Made This Beautiful Vintage Dress For My Engagement Photos And Just A Mini Shoot! Aiming To Make My Entire Wardrobe To Be Vintage

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#91 Daenerys Targaryen Cosplay Dress

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#92 A Halloween Costume That I Designed And Have Sewn

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#93 I Made A Floor-Length Dress Out Of Shiny Curtains

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#94 Dress Made For Christmas

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#95 Finished Isabela Madrigal Dress From Encanto

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#96 Thrift Flipped This Embroidered Sailboat Dress And I Love It

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#97 I Made My Daughter’s Grad/ Prom Dress

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#98 Self Drafted New Year’s Eve Dress. And I’m Only A Month Late

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#99 I Recreated Regina King’s Emmys Dress Out Of A Thrifted Graduation Gown

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#100 I Made A Dress I’m Super Proud Of

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#101 Made My Own Homecoming Dress

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#102 Sewed A Dress For My Neighbors’ Wedding With Fabric She Gave Me

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#103 Left: Teuta Cobalt Starry Dress, Right: Me

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#104 Dress I Made For Prom

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#105 My Star Wars Puff Dress

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#106 I Made My Daughter And Myself A New Mommy And Me Set And It Has Me Feeling Like We’re Dancing In An Old Movie Together

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#107 I Made A Goosebumps Skirt And Shirt Set From Some Bed Sheets

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#108 Gave My Nana’s Dress A New Life

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#109 I Crocheted A Dress From A Self-Drafted Pattern

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#110 I Made My Prom Dress

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#111 I Haven’t Sewn In 35 Years But I Made A Dress! Pattern Is In A Twist Fun Sew So Easy

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#112 This Year I Hosted My First Christmas In A Dress I Finished Right On Time

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#113 My Long-Overdue Project, But Finally, I Finished It. I Made A Black Lace Mermaid Dress For A Family Wedding

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#114 I Made The Perfect Gown For My Engagement Photo Shoot

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#115 Made A Nerdy Dress On Cotton Shirting That Looked Like Graph Paper. Channeling Major Prairie Math Teacher Vibes. Embroidered Some Little Charts On Too

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#116 After Over 2+ Years Of Work, My Dream Blue Wedding Dress Made It Down The Aisle

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#117 I Recently Got A Bunch Of Old Dress Shirts From My Dad, And I Turned Four Of Them Into This Dress

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#118 My Amazing Girlfriend Sewed This Queen Of Hearts Costume

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#119 My Birthday Dress. Inspired By Carolina Herrera

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#120 Just Finished This Custom-Made Alpaca Wool Crochet Dress Yesterday (A Knee-Length Version In The Second Pic)

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#121 Found This Cute Fruity Fabric And Decided To Make A Cute Summer Milkmaid Dress

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#122 My Prom Dress For Next Year

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#123 Sewed This Cute Summer Dress From 2 Very Different Fabrics

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#124 My First Dress! Made From An Old Bedsheet

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#125 Not My First Dress. I Made It For My Birthday In 3 Days

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#126 I Made A Gown Inspired By The Dior 1949/1950 Collection. Full Skirts, Simple Bodices, And Petal-Like Skirts Were All Featured In This Collection

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#127 Another Teuta Matoshi-Inspired Dress

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#128 My First Silk Gown I Made For A Gala Dinner Next Week

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#129 A Girl In My Class Sewed This Whole Renaissance Dress From Scratch

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#130 I Found This Beautiful Fabric And Made A Dress Set For My Birthday

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#131 The Dress I Created For The New Year Roaring 20s Theme Party With Friends. It Was My First Time Doing An Entire Dress With No Pattern, Just Simple Draping On The Form

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#132 My Mom Made This Lindor Chocolate Wrapper Dress For My Senior Prom (Which Got Canceled)

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#133 I Made This Dress Some Time Ago But I’m Still Very Proud And Wanted To Share It

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#134 The Coolest Dress I’ve Ever Made

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#135 I Finally Got Around To Getting In A Dress With One Of My Artwork Designs On “SpaceMushroom”. I Hope You All Like it

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#136 I Made This Dress Out Of An Xl Old Men’s Shirt That I Paid $1.50 At Goodwill!

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