Papper me Pretty
Added May 10, 2011
Olcott, New York...
I’d LOVE to share with you one of my favorit designs to date!!
While it may not be the most “wearable” of designs, my magazine dress is 100% wearable if your looking to stand out! Trust me it’s a great conversation starter and you’ll look so wounderful!!
I can honestly say I never intended to sell this design, I made my magazine dress to be worn for this photoshoot and sized it to my model for my photographer friends senior class project. I also made a coffee filter dress!
I made a black slip with a side zipper. then I cut up 4 magazines…
(Just for a fun fact: it was 1 Vouge, 1 W , and 2 Nylon magazines)
I layered it in a fringy type fashion sewning with soft cotton thread, and around the bust line I sewed the paper down into a pattern of colors, then took the shoulder of the design up into a higher design. The belt is a vintage find from salvation army and I thought it looked so fun with this design!!
I had this design on display for the summer on a dress form int he back of my boutqiue!
In the end last year for halloween a young girl came into my boutique with her father and bought this design for her costum, they made me an offer and well needless to say i can always make another one!
4 magazines, thread, zipper(metal), and a light weight silk or satin for the slip!
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
- Garment Type
- Mod, Other, Punk, Rock, Steampunk
- Other, Satin
- Model: Marie Christina
- photographer: Melissa Harrison