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Unleash Your Creativity: Recreate the Viral PH5 Dress With This Simple DIY Guide

Have you seen pictures of a super colorful, funky dress all over social media? That’s the PH5 dress – and it’s become an internet sensation!

  • The PH5 is a wild and wacky dress with bold colors and patterns
  • It was created by the fashion brand Pretty Little Thing
  • Photos of people wearing the dress have gone massively viral online

So, what’s all the hype about? Let’s dive into recreating this trendy look ourselves!

Gathering Your Supplies

To make your own PH5-inspired dress, you’ll need:

  • Brightly colored fabric in different patterns (around 2 yards of each)
  • Basic sewing supplies like scissors, thread, needles, etc.
  • A sewing machine (or you can hand-sew if you’re patient!)
  • The pattern for a simple dress or tank top

Start by laying out all your fabric choices. The crazier the color and print combinations, the better! Mixing stripes, polka dots, florals, and more will give you that signature PH5 vibe.

Cutting Out the Pieces

Next, you’ll cut out all the pattern pieces from your fabrics. The PH5 dress is made of different fabric pieces that are pieced together in a totally random way.

So you can cut out the front dress piece from a  striped fabric, the back from a polka dot print, the straps from a bright floral – whatever combinations you want! Get creative mixing and matching.

Sewing Your PH5 Masterpiece

Sewing Your PH5 Masterpiece
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Now comes the fun sewing part! Follow your dress pattern instructions, sewing the pieces together in whichever order makes sense.

But whenever it says to join two same fabric pieces (like joining the front to the front), join contrasting prints instead. This gives that crazy, mixed-up look.

Take your time sewing the seams neatly and securely. Those bright colors and patterns will really pop!

Awesome Accessory Ideas

To fully complete your PH5 look, you can accessorize with:

  • Chunky sneakers or platform shoes in wild colors
  • Big, funky earrings or colorful hair accessories
  • A tiny bright bag to carry just the essentials

Piling on the bold extras will make your whole PH5-inspired outfit stand out even more. Don’t be afraid to go over the top!


What fabrics work best for recreating the PH5 dress?

For an authentic look, use boldly patterned and brightly colored fabrics like stripes, polka dots, and florals. Mixing and matching different prints is key!

Do I need advanced sewing skills to make this dress?

Not at all! The PH5 dress has a simple tank or shift dress construction, making it a great starting project for beginner sewists.

How much fabric do I need to buy?

Plan for around 2 yards each of 3-5 different patterned fabrics. This gives you plenty to mix and create that signature PH5 look.

Can I hand-sew the PH5 dress instead of using a machine?

Yes, hand-sewing is definitely an option, though it will take more time and patience. Use a running stitch or backstitch for secure seams.

What kind of sewing pattern should I use?

Any basic tank, shift, or smock dress pattern will work great as a base for your PH5 recreation. Choose your desired length and fit.

How can I accessorize to complete the bold PH5 look?

Go for chunky sneakers or platforms, oversized earrings, and mini bags in bright, contrasting colors. The crazier, the better!

Rocking Your PH5 Creation

Once your dress is all sewn up, it’s time to strut your stuff! The PH5 dress is all about body confidence and expressing your unique personal style through clothes.

Wear your creations proudly to show off your mad sewing skills. Pose for pictures to share your masterpiece on social media. And most importantly, have fun rocking this bold, eye-catching look!

Who knows, your PH5 dress could even go viral, just like the original! Will you be the next internet fashion sensation?


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Priti Nandy
Priti Nandy
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