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Dresses from scrap materials - from simple to the most extravagant images

Dresses from scrap materials - from simple to the most extravagant images
  1. Variety of scrap materials
  2. Why do you need an original dress
  3. From a men's shirt
  4. From a T-shirt or T-shirt
  5. From a scarf
  6. From men's ties
  7. From the tent
  8. Paper
  9. From a glossy magazine
  10. Edible
  11. From balls
  12. From dishes
  13. From the trash bag
  14. From bags
  15. From disks
  16. From lightning
  17. From scotch tape
  18. Autumn leaves
  19. Of flowers and plants
  20. From other materials

The flow of time cannot be stopped. Fashion does not stop either. It becomes easier to follow fashion trends every day, because more and more outfits from improvised materials appear on the catwalks.

DIY dresses not only show your craftsmanship and creativity, but also refresh your wardrobe with a couple of new original outfits. Most of the dresses presented in the article are not very suitable for everyday life, but a couple of ideas will perfectly come true and make your looks more interesting.

Paper dress

Variety of scrap materials

To create outfits from available tools, everything is suitable except for bulky and heavy materials.

In a word, it is worth using everything that was lying on the mezzanine, and already had one foot in the trash can.

Why do you need an original dress

An improvised dress will allow you to demonstrate your creativity, take part in a competition, stand out at a celebration, and also update old outfits that are out of fashion or are already bored with you.

Moreover, this is the most original way to purchase a pair of dresses without any special financial costs.

Dress made of plastic dishes

From a men's shirt

At the peak of popularity are now dresses from a men's shirt in a large size. You can find many ways to turn a shirt into a dress, but we'll focus on two main ones.

The first way is without sewing.We fasten the shirt on ourselves so that the neckline is higher than the chest, and the collar becomes like a border. Wrap the sleeves around the waist and tie them with a bow. An unusual and stylish dress is ready!

Read more in the article about how to make a dress from a men's shirt.

Dress from a man's shirt

The second option, as you already understood, is the transformation of a shirt into a dress using sewing. The Internet is overflowing with a wide variety of reworking methods, so you can easily find the one that suits you and look extraordinary and bright.

An example of a dress from a men's shirt

From a T-shirt or T-shirt

Another popular material is a men's T-shirt or T-shirt. There are also many wonderful and interesting models here.

Dress from men's T-shirt

If the T-shirt is large and you are a skinny girl, you can use sewing to turn this T-shirt into a dress.

Dress from a men's T-shirt

From a scarf

A beach pareo or a large scarf can be easily transformed into a dress.

Shawl dresses

Taking two identical scarves, tie them at one corner. Let's say it will be the right shoulder. We throw one scarf forward, the second back. We take the back scarf by the side corners and tie on the right side, and the side corners of the front one - on top and on the left side. Add a thin belt strap and you are lovely!

Summer scarf dress

You can also make an interesting outfit from one scarf by tying it in various ways.

Asymmetric scarf dress

From men's ties

Even before that, fashion has come, and with it designers. Ties, sewn together and organically matched to each other, turn into an unsurpassed and gorgeous mini dress. If you have a lot of material in stock, you can create a dress of the maximum length.

A dress made of ties of two colors, not just sewn together, but in some places forming a weave, looks exclusive and excellent.

From the tent

Why not? Imagine a dress with an open and fitted top, a zipper in the front, a long skirt, and a train at the back. Made in several colors, this dress looks impressive on its own. And if you remove everything that indicates the previous purpose and use of the fabric, then few people will guess that this dress was created by you from improvised means.

The creatives went further and combined tourism with fashion, creating tent dresses.


Each house was renovated, after which pieces, or even rolls of wallpaper and paper, remained. Over time, they got dusty in the attic or mezzanine. It's time to get them and breathe a second life into them by creating a paper dress with your own hands.

Wallpaper dress

Create a fitted top with a few rolls of paper around the torso. Glue the paper on the back or side with tape. In this way, you can also make a straight skirt, which we connect to the bodice. If this option is not to your liking, you can take an old skirt, to which you can attach cone rings made of paper and in several layers. You will get a voluminous and fluffy skirt. In this way, you can sew a train or additional tiers.

The most amazing thing is that whole ateliers are being created to create original outfits.

To create paper outfits, you can take: wallpaper, newspapers, magazines, napkins, candy wrappers, boxes, packaging, cardboard, corrugated paper and even toilet paper.

Powder wrap dress

But not everyone will think of sewing a dress from a children's book.

Book dress

Dresses made of paper can be worn several times if they are carefully cut "along the seam", which is then sealed with tape. Simple and practically free. And the main thing is beautiful. No wonder they say that all ingenious is in simplicity.

From a glossy magazine

Absolutely everyone has piles of unnecessary glossy magazines lying around at home, in which you like one or two articles. We cut out or tear out articles and put them in a daddy, and we put magazines on a dress. You haven't had a dress from magazines yet?

A needle and thread, a stapler, scissors, magazines, tape, and a base dress are all you need.


From sweets

Yes, you didn’t hear. If you're not a sweet tooth, try making a dress out of candy.The diversity of wrappers will help you create a certain color scheme, and candies of different shapes will help you decorate different elements of the outfit.

Candy Dresses

All you need is to buy some candy and arm yourself with a needle and thread. Sew sweets on an old dress, arranging them as your fantasy tells you - and you are assured of success. You will be the queen of the ball, the main thing is to stay away from the sweet tooth.

From chocolate

Whole collections of dresses are created from this wonderful dessert, which round off the chocolate festivals.

From fruits and vegetables

For vegetarians and those leading a healthy lifestyle, an artist from Korea creates dresses made from cabbage, onions, herbs, banana peels and other tasty and healthy vegetables.

From baking

Fashion designers have shown how puff sleeves can be replaced with delicious loaves of bread. Ordinary bagels have also found a place in the extravagant fashion world. They were used as decoration.

From meat

An edible but not very tasty raw meat dress. It looks also not aesthetically pleasing, but this did not stop Lady Gaga from using it for her shocking purposes.

Meat dress

From balls

For daring experimenters, the idea of ​​a balloon dress is suitable. For creation, both oblong balls for modeling and ordinary balls that decorate the interior are suitable.

Balloon dress

You can connect them in all kinds of weaves and patterns - everything is in your hands and depends on your imagination. A light dress made of balls effectively and unforgettably shimmers and plays with light, suitable for decisive girls who are not afraid to be in the spotlight.

A dress made of balls for a playpen will gently bring back nostalgia for childhood. If a bulky silhouette bothers you a little, then you can replace them with deodorant balls or tennis balls, having previously decorated them.

Designer ball dress

From dishes

Accumulated forks and spoons, as well as whisks, can also be misused. A dress made of plastic is more accessible and looks delicate, while a dress made of stainless steel will give the desired sharpness to the image.

Do not assume that broken dishes are unfortunate. Fortunately, in the form of a new dress. This is how you can create a masterpiece with the help of porcelain shards.

Porcelain dress

From the trash bag

Crafted from trash bags to create awesome and gorgeous dresses. Inflated bags will create a lush princess outfit. And the bags cut into a fringe and then sewn with lush flounces will help create the image of an Amazon warrior.

Sheath dresses from black bags look spectacular. This look is perfect for celebrating Halloween.

Trash bag dress short

It is also worth paying attention to other household plastic. The bottoms of the bottles make a great dress. And from disposable tableware - a combined outfit of a princess from a fairy tale.

Dress from bottles

From bags

Checkered or, according to the common people, bazaar bags are not the worst material for creating unusual outfits. In addition, the cage is always in fashion.

Plaid bag dress

From disks

On an old plain T-shirt, T-shirt or dress, you can sew discs or pieces of discs - an outfit for going to a club or a disco.

A dress made of discs looks interesting and unusual, and thanks to its reflective properties, it also looks spectacular.

From lightning

A dress made of zippers, presented by one young designer, looks surprising and extravagant. And what are we, are we not designers? We sew the zippers together according to the pattern and without darts. We adjust the size for ourselves.

You can create a combination dress where the bodice or skirt is made of zippers and the second piece is taken from a different outfit. It will turn out very stylish and interesting.

Zip and chiffon dress

From scotch tape

Surprisingly, the multi-colored duct tape helps create funky, acidic party dresses.

Autumn leaves

In the fall, a dress made of leaves will be a very handy and budget option. In order to create it, you need clean whole leaves, which we sew by the tail according to the same principle as the discs. Looks delicious and fresh. But there are still a couple of significant drawbacks that are worth paying attention to.

  1. The leaf dress should be created just before the event to which you are going to wear it. The leaves dry out very quickly and may not turn out exactly what you would like.
  2. Leaves are also a very fragile material. The tails break off and the leaves fall off, creating gaps in the outfit's canvas. Therefore, the outfit should be worn with care.

Of flowers and plants

The love of flowers will never fade away. They are a great way to express feelings, home decor and, more recently, a material for a dress.

Outfits of fresh flowers remain relevant not only for various festivals, but also for concerts.

Ani Lorak flower dress

From other materials

There are so many materials of assistants that it is difficult to fit them into one article.

Dresses are created from peacock feathers, but no one forbids experimenting with feathers.

Dried grass and straw will also work well for weaving a ball gown.

Hay dress

In short, do not throw away some of the materials listed above, as well as gloves, old umbrellas, unnecessary teddy bears, beer caps, beer cans, light bulbs, hair. And suddenly it will come in handy sometime.

And if you run out of imagination, then use the advertisements of manufacturers of different goods.

We hope the article will come in handy and become useful to you. Remember that everything is in your hands - the main thing is to be patient and arm yourself with imagination, and the rest will follow. Good luck with your endeavors.

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