upcycled origami box inspired dress

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This dress is 100% upcycled from a large square scarf and the back box insert is made out of fabric sourced from an old dress. I am to attend a wedding tomorrow and required a new dress. I also couldn’t find an appropriate pattern to fit what I wanted so I made one up on the fly.

The top part is loosely based on a cowl neck top that I have and the box fold back came about because I wanted a flared mermaid back and decided at the last minute it needed to be more structured than a rounded flare.

I have a higher waist than my mannequin so it cinches in at the right place on me and the front skirt from the waist down appears to fall close like a pencil skirt. The back sits out from the body in a square shape and tucks back in at the corners below the hips at the smallest part of the body.

Now I need to find shoes to go with it!!

Click on the photos to view detail. Happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Below was the original dress, it is made of the most beautiful sheer pinstripe fabric with a navy blue slip underneath. As you can see the shape was not the most flattering and it was much to short for me to get away with.

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Equation:

Dowdy dress + Large Square Scarf = glam backless dress

Bunny

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