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:: Yes. It’s Good To Wear Paper Dresses

How great is this mother and daughter fashion designer team?! Together, they create these beautiful paper dresses, replicating runway frocks as well as coming up with their own cool designs.

Four year old ‘Mayhem’ and her mum Angie spoke to Huffington Post about their crafty frocks:

The ideas are pretty much a 50/50 split, but Mayhem constructs a lot more than most people would probably believe. That’s one of the best things about this project, I see her learning new skills every single day. At this point, she knows exactly how many sheets of construction paper she needs to make herself a top and a bottom. She can lay the entire thing out and tape it together all by herself. Definitely, the more complex designs have more of my time invested, but she’s literally always beside me learning something new if she’s not tearing or taping or gluing while I am.

She’s never actually seen an episode of Project Runway, but I did show her a clip one time explaining that there is a show all about making dresses and I thought she might hyperventilate.

I love these so much. Sometimes I think we try a bit TOO HARD when we are making things – too hard making perceived ‘perfection’ : too hard thinking of colour palettes : too hard worrying about what other people will think. Mayhem and her mum show us that it’s really good to just go wild and get making because the results are unique and fun and super ace!

There are heaps more photos of these special dresses here. Thanks for the story Huff Post!  Thanks for the dresses amazing Mayhem and Angie! Thanks for the tip Paul Overton!

Which design is your fave?

x Pip

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