How to make paper dresses

It’s fun and simple to make your own paper dresses.

Instructions

Start with a square of patterned paper.

Fold in half with the pattern on the outside.

Open the paper out again, and fold the edges in to meet at the centre.

Turn the paper over, and fold the creased edges into the centre.

Turn the paper over, and fold back approx 1/3 of the way from the top.

Fold back to create a Z shape. This forms the waist line of the dress.

To open up the skirt section, ease the side out and flatten.

Repeat for the other side.

To form the neckline, fold down the top of the bodice section on both sides.

Turn the dress over, and fold the neckline back on the crease lines you made in the previous step.

Flatten the folded sections to the back.

Fold the sides of the bodice only (not the skirt at this stage) back along the edge of the square sections.

Hold the last fold down, and fold the skirt section in a diagonal line from the waist line to a point at the hem.

Repeat for the other side.

Turn over, fold out the sleeves – and your paper dress is done and ready to decorate!

Add ribbon along the waist-band, or add embellishments to decorate. If you would like to add a patterned hem, use decorative scissors or punches along the bottom of the paper square before starting the paper dress folding.

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