DIY: Easy Way to Add Sleeves to a Prom Dress4:10 PM
Here I am years ago rocking this look ;) For this dress, my arms are through the pantyhose just like you would put them on your legs.
In this old picture, the pantyhose were basically laying over my shoulders. My arms weren't in the pantyhose like the picture above.
We will start with the look from the purple dress. I unpicked the sleeves so I could show you how to accomplish this look. Get some matching nylons (my color is off but you get the idea). Your options are endless. I'm using my daughters old dance tights. They have a nice finished end already, but even a raw edge works great if you use regular nylons and have to cut off the toe.
Make sure they fit your arm nicely. Think about how your arm compares to your thigh and try and figure out what size is best for you. Size small should work great since most people have smaller arms than thighs.
Cut off your desired length.
Pin one side of the sleeve to the armpit area of the dress like so.
With matching thread, sew close to the edge to attach the sleeve.
Here is what it should look like once you are done.
If you like the other look, here is what you do. Cut your desired length and pin it to the back of the dress like this. Sew it in place and notice how you can't see the stitch once flipped up.
Sew the other end of the sleeve to the front of the dress the same way you sewed it to the back.
There you have it! Hope this helps and have a great time dancing the night away!