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Added Nov 18, 2009

by Ruffles Gazebo

Adelaide, Australia






this project was based around the idea of “creating your own fabric” so i decided to use newspaper, rippped up into to small little black and white pieces stuck onto contact. once enough ‘material’ was made, i cut it up into pattern pieces and sewed it together. very time consuming ripping all those pieces…
the garment is bad up of two pieces, the bodice(corset style) and a tutu style circle skirt.
im happy with the outcome, its very fun to wear…just not comfy or practicle!

Material Notes

newspaper, contact, ribbon, boning, hole punch!




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    Aug 10, 2011, 10.28 PMby Laura Baker

    love the idea of paper on contact! so inspirational!

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      Aug 11, 2011, 01.00 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      oh thanks for the lovely comment! i made this in year ten, so quite a few years ago now, i was actually looking at it the other day and contemplating whether i should throw it out or not. i think you’ve convinced me not too :)

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      Aug 13, 2011, 01.28 AMby Laura Baker

      Good! Don’t throw it out! That would be such a waste of time and talent!

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    Feb 6, 2010, 12.00 PMby buddingnaturalist

    Very cute-great idea!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 11.18 PMby prairieponygirl

    Oh My Gosh! I love it! It’s so sculptural. Beautiful!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 11.18 PMby prairieponygirl

    Oh My Gosh! I love it! It’s so sculptural. Beautiful!

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    Dec 6, 2009, 05.10 AMby kitwinter

    That is fabulous – great photo too!

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    Nov 21, 2009, 04.53 AMby soonsoon

    This is awesome!

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    Nov 19, 2009, 03.52 PMby carottesauvage

    A luminous idea……….

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    Nov 19, 2009, 10.01 AMby giulia-ge

    Wath a beautiful idea! and the shape of the dress is awesome! I would like to try a pattern like this on real fabric!!

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    Nov 19, 2009, 01.59 AMby marloncosta


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    Nov 18, 2009, 10.51 PMby Brian Remlinger

    nice photos… very nice… fashion is not about comfort :)

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    Nov 18, 2009, 03.40 PMby jays

    nice! i like the skirt!

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    Nov 18, 2009, 02.04 PMby hajnika

    Cool! Now ,you can make a lovely dress from your newspaper pieces, : ) …I like that neckline esspecially.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 01.29 PMby tick-tick-machine

    sooo CUTE! ;)

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    Nov 18, 2009, 10.21 AMby tamaracaracol

    beautiful, but I imagine it is a little noisy

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    Nov 18, 2009, 09.11 AMby girlywhirly

    hehe, awesome!

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