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How Do You Make A Chiton Out Of A Bed Sheet?

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Make sure that the bed sheet length-wise is held in your left and right hands (see image below). You might need to sew it shorter if it drags too much, or simply fold it over.

  1. Fasten the sheet corner in your left hand over your right shoulder with a clasp or safety pin.
  2. Pin the drooping sheet that fell to your left side over your left shoulder.
  3. Adjust the length to make the neck drop to your taste.
  4. Tie a rope or belt around the waist.

It's easy, especially if you're using a Doric Chiton style, as illustrated below:

Doric Chiton

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