Okay so like two weeks ago my sewing teacher comes up to me and tells me she has a friend that has a friend that is looking for someone to make a dress out of paper and she thinks of me! I get all the contact information and things get going. I met my client (i have clients!) at a Starbucks to find out all the little details that are nessa to make such a dress. Next thing I know I am at my trusty dress form creating the bodice.
yeah that's me in my pj's.
anyways, here is the bodice, so far its just tape and newspaper.
Then I made a petty coat with newspaper!
but then, i went the paper mache route so here it is drying in the sunlight
After, I gessoed and glued and cut and crumpled.
This is what came out of that.
The pink is paper plates, the white is gesso, and the bluish-white is gift wrap
and after hours of cutting out the middle of paper plates and making tiny little dots this is what came out! Also I added some rad little gems for sparkle. So the bodice was pretty much done and I had like a ton of paper plate rim scrap so....
they obviously wanted to become the skirt. And who am I to deny paper plate rim scrap?
My Client came over and tried it all on, and guess what? she loves it! Which is going to motivate me to get going and make accessories!
I don't want to share too much but I cannot keep it locked up either!
I'm designing and making a dress and matching tie/ cuffs for this sweet couple who are celebrating their first year of marriage. These clever newly weds did not want to exchange coupons or calendars but they knew it had to be something paper, which is the traditional gift to give on the first year. The Mrs. found this picture and BAM! she had the idea and knew how to make it happen.
They found me through a friend of a friend of a friend, as most thing go in my life. I love my friends and their choices in friends! Anyways I am taking a break in my madness to post a early picture of the dress, its just the 'bones' but it does give an idea of the silhouette and neck line.
I am gonna go fuller in the skirt. The newspaper is like the petty coat I suppose! I have ambitions of posting stages of the project and so far I have been good at snapping shots here and there with help from Nick.