Sophisticated Vintage Paper Dresses
Making paper dresses has been around for centuries and I have scoured around for some examples to get your creative juices going. Also note that the materials used and their treatment varied over time.
In the ‘20s they used plain crepe paper for the vintage theater costume dress (picture on the left below). However, in the ‘60s paper dresses (see sample dress on the right below) were made with fortified paper which received a coating. This treatment made the paper washable and (almost) waterproof.
|Gorgeous paper dress in pastel green with pink roses was made in the US in 1910s||Fashionable brown paper dress from the 1960s made with treated paper|
Today’s Window News Paper Dresses
Here are two contemporary news print dresses that I simply adore.
|Contemporary newspaper dress recently featured the show windows of Steffl in Vienna.||News Paper Houte / Haute Couture
Original Photos by Charlotte van der Bla; Photo Editing by Rose, FineCraftGuild.com
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Stacks of hand-dyed (painted) and baked powder pink coffee filters for your craft projects: etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=26071562″
|Download free online paper dress making tutorial : geuzen.org/current/DIY/paperdress.html (incl. templates
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