Hot! The Little Golden Books Dress


How can I have a week celebrating children's book and not post about this dress made from upcycled Little Golden Books.

"The skirt is comprised entirely of the illustrations from the books sewn together with metallic gold thread, and the bodice is made from the books' foil spines. Both the bodice and skirt have tape backing for reinforcement."

I'd love to have (not very practical) challenge where we make garments from paper. What do you all think?


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. that is a gorgeous dress

  2. It is a a gorgeous dress, but I have not too much interest in making unwearable items.

  3. Recycling at its finest. I do understand where Lisette is coming from but a little silliness would be fun. Just not to large a project would be good.

  4. It certainly is a beautiful dress.
    So long as the challenge was not with *new* paper, but in a recycling effort, I think it would be a lot of fun!

  5. I’ve always wanted an excuse to make a dress from newspaper!

  6. margueritedesigns

    Maybe something usable/wearable could be made from paper .. I’m thinking along the lines of bags I’ve seen made from food wrappers in a plastic casing. I’ve been to an exhibition of shoes made from paper – lovely to look at but then that’s as far as it goes …