DIY Mini Dress Out of Beach Balls

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Introduction: DIY Mini Dress Out of Beach Balls

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This design idea bounced straight from my brain onto my dress form. I love to challenge myself to create fashion out of unconventional items, and this beach ball mini dress is definitely one of my all-time favorite creations. Enjoy!

Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbrZG62cpuU&t=86s

Supplies

Beach balls (I got mine from the 99cents Only Store)

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Step 1: Create Waistband

Wrap the elastic around your waist or the waist of your dress form and keep it in place with sewing pins.

Step 2: Prep Beach Balls

To prevent the balls from deflating later on once sewn onto the waistband, iron about an inch together (opposite the blow hole side). That way the tiny holes from the sewing machine needle would penetrate the pressed portions and the air would remain in the ball.

If you have any other ideas that would have been better than ironing/pressing, please share! :)

Step 3: Create Skirt

Slightly inflate the beach balls and attach them around the outside of the elastic waistband (blow holes at the bottom) using sewing clips.

Step 4: Create Top

Create a plunging top using two beach balls and keep them in place by tucking the bottoms under the waistband.

Then create a halter strap by cutting a strip about 2 inches wide from another beach ball and folding the edges in toward the center.

Step 5: Sew Pieces

Place a sheet of tissue paper on top of the beach ball portions you're sewing to prevent the foot from sticking. Use a zigzag stitch to maintain elasticity and leave a few gaps so the waistband can still stretch. Then gently tear the tissue paper away once you've finished sewing the pieces together.

Step 6: All Done!

This custom mini dress is sure to turn more heads at the beach than any bikini would. ;) Thanks for checking this out! Be sure to connect with me on IG for more.

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    6 Comments

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    NirL
    NirL

    6 weeks ago

    That's super creative! Awesome job:) looks like a contest winner 🏆!! Good luck:)
    Thanks for sharing!

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    ufon13
    ufon13

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    My last project, 2 months old. I like working with this material ...

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    NirL
    NirL

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    awesome! maybe share your process in the fashion contest too??

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    miairajennings
    miairajennings

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Thank you so much! I appreciate it! :)

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    ufon13
    ufon13

    5 weeks ago

    I sew from PVC very often, among other products, I also made an inflatable petticoat some time ago.
    the wife wears it under similar dresses as in the pictures. I sewed them for her too.

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    miairajennings
    miairajennings

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Oh wow, these are amazing!! You are so creative and talented. Thank you for sharing. :)