February 16, 2008

Paper Dress

Here it is, my vintage paper dress. It is one of the three I am making for a swap. We are suppose to use a vintage dress pattern and make our own version of it. No faces, arms or legs, just the dress. This is tons of fun! I use to love paper dolls (OK, I still do...I got The Lennon Sisters for Christmas last year). I cut the dress from sturdy scrapbook cardstock and made a net overlay for the skirt. The buttons are tiny rhinestones. Fun!
The next thing I am going to do is use the pattern (from the 70's) of my wedding gown and try to re-create it...too much fun! If anyone tries these, I would so love to see them, so leave a comment. Advice: Never act your age, always find time to play.

6 comments:

Lelia said...

luv it : )

Susan Nash said...

Hey!! I had the Lennon Sisters too!!
Love this dress...can't wait for the wedding dress!!

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Love the dress, also the buttons you did a few blogs ago.

Cheryl L said...

Those Lennon Sisters sure were popular--Me TOO!! In fact they may even be in a box of old stuff of mine in the basement. I should go check it out. This dress is adorable. I'll be waiting for the wedding dress, too!!! Love it!!

Vivian said...

Thanks for all the nice comments! The paper dresses are sooooo much fun to make! It's a nice way to remember special times in your life. The one I just made reminds me of how my mom and other relatives dressed when I was a little girl.

Sue K. said...

All three of your dresses were fantastic :-)

I, too, loved paper dolls. My favorite was Debbie Reynolds. Sure wish I still had them.