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Paper couture gown by samster12 Paper couture gown by samster12
For our final thesis project, we were required to make something out of recycled materials so three of my fellow artists and I decided to create a couture gown out of recylced paper taken from our beloved teachers' recycling boxes. There are three layers: the lowest was created out of folded newspaper (looks like a quilt) then we put a froggy shower curtain on top on which our top layer (the paper gown itself) was sewed onto. We created the layers by first crushing the paper to obtain some finer texture then folded them into accordian fans, reminiscent of our early childhood days dabbling in 'origami'. There were a lot of problems with the layers when we sewed them on because unwanted ripples had formed, destroying the overall shape of the gown. The top was made by cutting and weaving strips of paper together. We also made a paper purse to go with it but one of the girls took it. The gown is wearable: so long as you're that skinny which is quite impossible. The waist is about 25" wide and the model is give or take 5'8" in height. However the gown still exists in my basement in a crumpled heap.
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janinesmith54 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a stunning gown. Extremely creative work.
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ChameleonCove Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can fit it if I try.
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crowburd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I proabably could wear it... This is amazing!
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Ayiiiiin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Nice! I just did this too... with a barbie XD
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le-jour-du-mort Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
this is quite amazing :)
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slawgolem Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I collect all interesting items made of paper. your work match to my my paper collection
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SpellCasterBlackrose Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
woah! I thought at first it was a real gown. Amazing!
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
fabulous!
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prettypurdy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
what kind of paper did you use... it is beautiful... very talented
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seishuku-yaiba-aoru Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
its gorgeous!! it totally fired up my passion for design^^
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