How To: Origami Dress

{Written by Amber}

For those of you who are interested, here’s a tutorial for the origami dresses I made awhile back.

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Start with a regular piece of origami paper (if you don’t have origami paper, than just use a square piece of regular paper).

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Fold it in half to make a crease.

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Turn it over and fold the edges to meet the middle (making quarter length creases).

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Do the same to the other side.

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Unfold.

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Take an outer fold and align it with the middle crease. Fold.

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Now do the same thing to the other side.

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Turn it over.

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Fold the bottom half up until it’s about 1/4 in. from the top. Crease.

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Fold the bottom half back back down, making another 1/4 in. fold.

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Turn back over.

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Now, to make the skirt, pull one side away and crease at the top.

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Turn over.

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Fold the top flap over and crease.

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Now make a diagonal crease to “shape” the skirt.

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Turn back over.

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Repeat the same steps on the other side.

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Turn back over.

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For the collar and sleeves, fold the inner edge outward. Crease.

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Do the same thing on the other side.

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Now, for the tricky part, turn the dress over. Unfold the sides.

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Slowly and gently pull the middle backwards….

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Until it doubles over itself.

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Crease.

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Fold the sides back.

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Fold the edges out to make the sleeves.

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Now do the other sleeve.

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And, you’re done!

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When I first made these dresses, I didn’t know how big they were going to be. Since I wanted them for a card, I had to modify the size.

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All I did was cut the origami paper in quarters, repeated the same process on smaller pieces of paper.

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There’s a dress you can put on a card!

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Let me know how it goes when you try it out!

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