I thought it would be fun to do another fashion design post today. So since this week we’re echoing the (Hint of) Vintage week from Challenge Create: Adult Edition, I decided to make some paper fashions in vintage style. So I got out our Paper Fashions (Klutz) kit.
For the first one, I decided to do a retro outfit made of a tank and skirt together resembling a sundress. I was going to do this out of a floral paper, but as I was looking through the fashion papers, I found this pink bubbles pattern and thought it was perfect! Next I decided to add a pink belt to break up some of the pattern. After that, I added the finishing accessories: a floppy sun hat and flip flops.
The whole outfit reminds me of something someone might wear to work in a garden, or attend a garden party! I glued the whole outfit to a mannequin that I’d cut out of black paper. I think an outfit like this would be adorable glued to the front of a “Thinking of You” card from one friend to another!
My next outfit is a more formal outfit, maybe someone would wear to work in an office. I started with a plaid red and beige paper for the shirt. I added black cuffs and a collar. Then I used denim looking paper for the skirt and added red accent pockets. I drew a small design across each pocket. To go with the ensemble, I made some black boots and again, drew a design on them. Last of all, I glued on black beads for buttons. This one I hung on one of the little metal hangers that came with the kit. It would be fun to use this outfit as the tag on a gift bag for a college graduate, going to their first job!
Since those tiny metal hangers are so stinking cute, they get used up pretty fast, but I found where you can buy extra ones on Amazon with this Extra Stuff for Paper Fashions Fancy kit.
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Get flirty with skirts,