Torrens Box Dress inspiration

Our Torrens Box Top has been drafted with large bodies in mind and it's also infinitely hackable! Today we've rounded up some ideas for easy hacks for the Torrens Box Top that you might like to consider if you're thinking about a Torrens Box Dress!


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Torrens Box Dress with front pockets

Add front-pockets to the bottom of your Torrens Box Top (similar to this top from Jamie and the Jones) when lengthening to make a dress. You might already have a pattern in your stash with pockets like these, which will take the head-scratching out of drafting new pattern pieces!


Add a slightly gathered midi-length skirt

Add a slightly gathered rectangle (you can even sew inseam pockets in to the side seams), just make sure that the finished size of your skirt rectangle is at least a 5" bigger than your hip measurement (and if you want gathers, you'll also have to make sure that the rectangle will be bigger than the bottom hem of your top)!


Make a drop-shoulder long-sleeve wool dress

 Take inspiration from this great wool dress from Elizabeth Suzann! With long-sleeves and a side-slit, you could pair it with boots and tights for the cosiest winter dress!


Make a relaxed linen tunic

 Add a slight cocoon to the bottom of the Torrens Box Dress and wear it alone or layer it over other pieces (like above)! Although this would be a perfect summer dress, also check out this blog post from Style Bee about styling your linen pieces in winter!


Hack your sleeves and add a belt!

The Torrens Box Top is cut with a lot of ease, adding a belt to the dress version can be a great way to change the look! Whether your dress has long or short sleeves, Exploring Simple has some tips on winterizing your summer dresses!


Change the neckline and draft your own facings!

If you're feeling extra adventurous you can play around with the neckline of the Torrens and then use these instructions from Colette HQ on drafting a new facing.




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