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Easy Origami Dresses To Fold

Updated on July 29, 2017
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Marie (aka CraftyMarie) has written hundreds of craft pages across the Internet. She writes many fun tutorials mostly for adult crafters.

Fun to Fold Fashions with Origami Dress Designs so Cute to Make

Paper folding is something that I really enjoy because you don't need any fancy equipment or materials - just paper and a little bit of patience. Origami dresses are a whole lot of fun to make and just perfect for creating your very own embellishments for handmade cards.

Enjoy this resource page I have put together and the links to projects and videos for making all kinds of styles from wedding to evening and just every day dresses to make from paper.

These projects are assorted from easy to intermediate, so nothing too challenging, and there are even video demonstrations that you can follow along to which makes the process even easier.

All Personal Images belong to the author of this article: Marie Williams Johnstone

Fill a Wardrobe with Pretty Paper Dresses! - Fashion Frocks You Can Rock Up in Patterned Paper

Paper folded origami dresses hanging in a wood toy wardrobe
Paper folded origami dresses hanging in a wood toy wardrobe | Source

These origami dresses look like they're difficult to fold but if you visit the Origami Dress Instructions page, you'll find an easy step-by-step photo tutorial I devised that you can follow.

This particular dress fold is perfect for playing paper dolls and also for folding paper dresses for wedding invitations (just make them in white or cream) and also for cute handmade cards. Choose some pretty patterned origami papers to fold your fashion creations with.

See How to Fold a Pretty Origami Dress Easily From Paper

Lots of Cute Clothes to Create - With this Fun Fashion Origami Book

Folded paper dresses work particularly well as embellishments for wedding cards, scrapbook pages, tags for gifts and sweet hanging ornaments. This is a great craft for adults who enjoy cute projects as well as for rainy day crafting with kids.

My daughter has a fab book called Fashion Origami which I can really recommend. It is a book designed to appeal more to kids with instructions on making different types of clothes including party dress, sundress, skirt, shirt, jacket, pajamas, coat and more.

The book set comes with 80 sheets of paper which is plenty to create with as well as embellishments for adorning the clothes even further. It makes a great gift choice for older children to enjoy.

Ideas on Using Your Creations

How about framing cute origami dress for decor in a girl's room? Or hanging a row of dresses from string for unique banners that can be displayed across the wall of a room or a window. Have fun making these paper frocks today!

One of My Finished Origami Dress Designs Which Has Been Embellished

Resource Page for Crafting Pretty Origami Dresses fold a paper dress using easy origami techniques
Resource Page for Crafting Pretty Origami Dresses fold a paper dress using easy origami techniques | Source

Embellish the Dresses Further to Make Them Really Unique

Part of the fun with making types of clothing and fashion attire using folding techniques is when you've completed your design and you can embellish it however you choose.

It's a bit like getting to play fashion designer for a while. My little girl and I love to make up lots of these and then go mad decorating them with scraps of ribbons, lace, sequins, glitter, tiny buttons, stickers and more.

It's a really fun way to craft when you're stuck inside for any reason - normally the weather for us. I hope you've enjoyed reading my origami paper folding article today, thanks for your visit. Please do feel free to leave a comment for me below. You can leave a comment if you wish or even ask a question related to this article and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks so much for dropping by.

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© 2012 Marie

Your Comments - Have you tried origami before? Is this a project you'd like to try soon?

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      June Campbell 

      4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I have done a little simple origami before, essentially to use it as embellishments on cards and artist trading cards. etc. I have made the little dress and it is adorable. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR

      Marie 

      4 years ago

      @tazzytamar: That is a really good idea. How lovely to make some for Christening invites.

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      Anna 

      4 years ago from chichester

      These are gorgeous! I might try making these with fabric and using them as Christening invitations for my baby boy :) thanks for the great idea :)

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      Right now I'm trying to follow your video tutorial. Great lens.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      This is such a cute idea!

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      LilyBird 

      4 years ago

      I've made origami frogs and cranes and it was fun! I think these dresses would make great cards. The dresses remind me of birthday cards I would get from my grandmother years ago. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks!

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      ChocolateLily 

      4 years ago

      I've done some origami, mostly a ton of paper cranes for our wedding a few years ago. These dresses are so cute. I hadn't thought of making origami clothes.

    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR

      Marie 

      4 years ago

      @ecogranny: Thank you, that is very kind of you to share my page too. Paper dresses are lovely for kids to make.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      While my hands won't let me do such intricate work any longer, I was interested in this page because just the other day a friend said she wanted to teach her grandchild to do origami. I'm passing it along. Thank you for sharing it.

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @Lorna Jean Aro: Thank you, it's great fun folding dresses :)

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      Lorna Jean Aro 

      6 years ago

      Cute Origami!

    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR

      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for visiting my Origami Dress page.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Very pretty! :)

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