Friday, 24 September 2010

Paper doily wedding dress

A paper doily wedding dress from Reveille, 1963. The dress is made from three hundred paper doilies - "It took its pretty wearer, Patricia Ann, forty hours to make it from two pounds' worth of doilies. The cost of a similar dress in lace would have been about forty pounds."

You can get a better idea of how the dress was built up in frothy paper layers from the photo below.

Reveille warns - "Prospective brides: if you are planning to wear a paper gown, do PLEASE pick a fine day for the wedding, otherwise your wonder creation may become a damp embarrassment."

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