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  • hild commented on prixprix's instructable Sew a Newspaper Dress1 year ago
    Sew a Newspaper Dress

    I made this in October 2013 to wear to a NARAL fundraiser with a Halloween theme, telling everyone, "There is nothing more scary than the news about women's reproductive rights in Missouri!" (Added a wig from DIY on MarthaStewart.com.) Tons of compliments and I sent everyone to your instructable. For an XL gal, it took 2 Sunday NYT, but your instructions were so clear that it was very easy to make & fit. The dress made it through the whole evening, including the sit-down dinner, with only a couple rips in the skirt. Best of all, the top was so sturdy that I was able to reposition the Velcro in back so that my 11-yr-old daughter could wear the bodice with a black belt to school on Monday as a dress over black turtleneck & leggings. (FYI, it looked way more fly on her...

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    I made this in October 2013 to wear to a NARAL fundraiser with a Halloween theme, telling everyone, "There is nothing more scary than the news about women's reproductive rights in Missouri!" (Added a wig from DIY on MarthaStewart.com.) Tons of compliments and I sent everyone to your instructable. For an XL gal, it took 2 Sunday NYT, but your instructions were so clear that it was very easy to make & fit. The dress made it through the whole evening, including the sit-down dinner, with only a couple rips in the skirt. Best of all, the top was so sturdy that I was able to reposition the Velcro in back so that my 11-yr-old daughter could wear the bodice with a black belt to school on Monday as a dress over black turtleneck & leggings. (FYI, it looked way more fly on her & as you might expect, the librarians loved it.) Two events from one PAPER costume!! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing your technical & creative genius.

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