I have been waiting for this since day A when I was in Virginia at my sister's. I was helping with her kids shortly after she gave birth to baby number 3 and I was brainstorming with Ann and her husband, Brendan when he said I ought to make something out of paper. I don't think he thought I'd take him seriously. But, well, you know me. Which is to say, you never know. ;)I went to Paper Source with my mom while I was there and we found these big sheets of paper that were already crinkled and very pliable, but they only had 2 white and 4 silver, so I bought them both.
The paper is pretty sturdy, the white more pliable than the sliver, but it is still paper, therefore I decided to make it for Divine. Although I found myself wishing I had enough to make something to add to my own wardrobe.I used flocking and Mod Podge to make stripes across the bottom, but thought it needed something more, so I just zig-zagged yarn on either side of each stripe.
I knew the placket would need to be reenforced so I used ribbon on each side so she could actually wear it more than once before ripping occurred. I also added bias along the darts on the bodice, around the sleeve holes and encased the seam of the skirt.Sewing on paper is an awful lot of fun. In fact it's a bit reminiscent of my very first time sitting at a sewing machine in junior high when we had to follow lines on a piece of paper. There's absolutely no forgiveness, however. You sew it incorrectly and you're left with holes!
So, how does one accessorize a paper dress? With a paper brooch, of course!!
And then the clock struck midnight and my Paperella Doll turned back into...
a gerbil?I think we all should dress in paper at least once in our lifetimes, don't you?