I saw some paper dresses a few days ago and, seriously, could not stop thinking about them. I .... NEEDED to make some paper dresses! LOL! Only problem being that as a jewelry artist, I had no pretty papers to cut up, no glitter, no embellishments, nada. My first thought was to use what I had on hand and form dresses from twisted wire. Let's just say those didn't work out so well. I did learn how to make little wire hangers though! So, instead of working on one of the infinite number of things I needed to accomplish this week .... I was making an emergency trip to the craft store and spending the wee hours of the morning creating dresses!
I went with a "garden party" theme and drew freehand some dress shapes and then used those shapes as templates to make a few similar dresses so I try out different decorations/embellishments. And I found a use for that deep rose dimensional metallic paper!
These are so fun, so pretty and so quick to whip up. How about a paper dress swap? I would just love to host one! I'm thinking: each person would create two dresses to swap with a partner. One would need to be an autumn or Halloween dress. The other one is designer's choice - completely up to you! The size of the finished dresses would be no larger that what could fit in a 6x9 envelope so mailing costs would be low and international players could play. Materials and embellishments limited only by the imagination, but paper should be a major component. Signups would close on September 5th with partners assigned the next day. Dresses would need to be mailed out by October 7th.
If you're interested please make sure to include your e-mail address in your post. And if you'd like to help spread the word about the swap, I'd be really grateful! The more participants, the merrier! Here's a banner if you would like one:
9/07 BLOG UPDATE: OK, SWAP IS NOW CLOSED! JOIN US NEXT TIME!