Sewing as Art – Origami Map Dresses

I little bit of Sewing as Art for your Thursday:

 How incredible are these origami-like paper dresses?! They are made from vintage maps and each one is unique.

I am completely in love and want to make some mini versions for my pin board! Check out the Annex site for more info and how to purchase one of your own.

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Sewing as Art – Paper Dresses

Another bit of sewing as art for your friday:

I saw this in the latest Urbis magazine (issue 64 – 2011) – It’s from New Zealand Fashion Week and these dresses, believe it or not, are made of Kleenex toilet paper! Aren’t they breathtaking?!

Fashion design has always been strong in New Zealand, think Collette Dinnigan, Kate Sylvesta, Trelise Cooper, Denise L’Estrange-Corbet – I’m sure you’ve heard of at least one of these wonderfully talented ladies no matter where you are in the world reading this (and if you haven’t go Google now).

Interestingly BurdaStyle also posted a paper fashion blog post today and it is equally amazing, check it out here.

Sewing as Art

Here’s a little bit of sewing as art for your friday:

It looks as if it could actually sew!

This by Jennifer Collier and I love that she re-purposes her materials from thrift stores and lets the found materials feed her inspiration.

She also gets bonus points for using a (real) sewing machine to stitch together some of her work.

You can see more of Jennifer’s work here and here.