SALE! Fairytale book dress, Alternative wedding dress or photo shoot costume, paper princess ball gown World Book Day, Upcycled clothing

SALE! Fairytale book dress, Alternative wedding dress or photo shoot costume, paper princess ball gown World Book Day, Upcycled clothing

$266.00

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Handmade

Materials

paper, book spines, cotton

Size

S US women's letter

Description

Stunning dress made from old books.

You run down the stone spiral steps. Your favourite novel is waiting to be read beneath the apple tree and you can’t wait to find out what happens in the next chapter...

Ideas: This is the perfect dress for a photo shoot, for publicity for a special occasion such as a literary event. It could be your World Book Day costume. If you’re a big fan of reading or writing, it could even be an alternative wedding dress.

Materials: The dress is fully lined in cotton and is completely covered in the pages from out-of-print books. I have written about the complete process on my alternative fashion blog: http://oshuncreations.tumblr.com/post/86631406140/bookbarn-fashion-show-paper-dress
The dress won a prize in a fashion show judged by Game of Thrones, Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams.

The skirt is elasticated, but as the pages are so heavy, there are also cotton straps to help hold it up. The bodice fastens with ribbons at the back.
I have used all sorts of techniques with this outfit: twisting, curling, punching, folding and crimping and it took many, many hours to make! Twisted roses, layered daisies, curled strands of paper and die-cut butterflies all adorn this dress, which is made up of frilled and gathered paper. The bodice has woven paper at the front with book spines being like the boning of a corset.

Measurements: Bust: 36” / 92cm. Waist: 31” / 79cm. Hips free. (Due to the adjustable corset back, it could be worn smaller.)
NB The waist of the skirt is currently unfinished and the elastic is held firmly in place with a strong safety pin. Please let me know if you'd like me to leave it like this (it doesn't show) so it is adjustable, or whether you'd like me to sew it up. It could fit up to 36" waist, so please let me know your waist size.


Come and take a look at my Threads of a Fairytale shop for more clothing and accessories inspired by wild gardens, castle shadows and romantic adventures: https://www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale

Additional policies regarding this dress:
Please be aware that this dress is fairly delicate - some of the pages used are 100 years old and tear quite easily. It has stood up fine for the photos taken for this listing and for a fashion show and therefore I will not accept returns due to paper damage. It is easy to walk in, and fairly comfortable, though not really possible to sit on a chair - you’ll need a stool to perch on! The dress is obviously not washable, however worn with care and with a cotton vest or slip underneath, it should last well. However, please expect some paper damage with each wearing.
This dress will be sent with a courier and if I have over-estimated the cost I’ll reimburse. Due to the size of the box necessary, it will only be delivered within Britain. You are welcome to collect from me in central Somerset if you wish.

Keep in touch!
www.threadsofafairytale.com
www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale for news, previews, special offers and handmade children’s clothing for sale.
www.youtube.com/HelenHobden for behind-the-scenes videos.
https://instagram.com/threadsofafairytale
www.whenIgrowupblog.com for my personal blog.

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Anna Aug 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

My costume was even more beautiful in person than in the photos. It fit me perfectly and I received so many compliments on it! Thank you so much!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Jun 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This top is simply HEAVENLY:so much work went into it: attention to detail is amazing with incredible hand made crochet pieces and butterfly sleeves that will blow you away. It is flattering and magazine worthy. You are a true artist. Thanks so much.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Aug 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Simply gorgeous. I became a fairy tale princess instantly. Corny, but true.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Nov 15, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot say enough about this fabulous lady!! She has been extremely helpful, patient, and just plain amazing throughout the entire process of working with me. Couldn't have asked for a better interaction! Super communication, fast shipping (much faster than expected), and GORGEOUS clothes! She worked with me to make custom items and everything fits perfectly. I am incredibly happy with every single purchase; the clothes are even more beautiful in person. Thank you for being so accomodating, helpful and patient with me while I made my decisions ; ) Will absolutely be purchasing from again in the future and recommend Oshun Creations and Helen to anyone looking for amazing, superb quality outfits. Thank you for everything!!!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Nov 29, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing costume! Absolutely spectacular! It far my exceeded my expectations.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Aug 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

So lovely and dainty. Unbelievable how sweet it is, thank you. I just got it and have already work it a lot!

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