The sock monkey and the paper dress.

 I love making paper dresses!

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I’m obsessed with my paper dress

The bypoststreet paper dress

 The bypoststreet punk paper dress

My dress hangs there

I finally made one for a sock monkey.

Surprised that it took me so long!

Not sure why it is so satisfying, but it is!

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The classic sock monkey is made out of luscious work socks.

The paper dress dress is double sided with original chinamarker drawings (front portrait of a hedgehog on a rose and back- a Daniel Clowes inspired fan art portrait of Little Enid from Ghost World).

The monkey measures about 14″ high.

Proceeds support sock monkey therapy with local at-risk youth!

Available on my ETSY site:

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Personalized One-of-a-kind Paper Dresses

Personalized paper dresses in MY signature style and YOUR chosen theme!

HAND DRAWN

HAND SEWN

ORIGINAL ART

WITH EMBROIDERY DETAILS

UPCYCLED/RECYCLED

CONTACT ME at britakatarina@gmail.com TO CUSTOM ORDER

Expect 6 weeks until delivery

Many of you have seen my paper dresses come and go on the blog here.

SAMPLE LINKS:

THE BYPOSTSTREET LAUNCH PAPER DRESSES

THE BYPOSTSTREET PUNK PAPER DRESS

THE FRIDA KAHLO PAPER DRESS

THE GRAPHIC NOVEL PAPER DRESS

I do love creating this wearable art/wall hangings as it combines drawing and craft.

It is also an extension of my street art and the person wearing the dress becomes a living art wall/performance artist.

The style is based on an 1960’s A-frame pattern.  I use the authentic pattern as popularized by Andy Warhol and sold by greeting card companies in the 60’s.

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THE INSPIRATION

The dress contains my original drawings, embroidered sections as well as close borders.  I use recycled/upcycled product.

You send me your shoulder width and chest dimension and shoulder to knee length.

Your chosen theme can be ANYTHING (no censorship) and I’ll run with MY creative interpretation.  I will share the making of the dress process on the blog and on my social media.

Here are some examples of my previous dresses in use:

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Laura Mack at the Detroit Institute of the Arts in the Frida Dress (Photo by Megan Palmer Powers)

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Anna Thorsen in San Francisco at Booty Call Wednesdays in the Punk Dress.

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Photo by Megan Palmer Powers

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Anna Thorsen in Vancouver at 1181 in the bypoststreet Dress.
Anna Thorsen in Vancouver at 1181 in the bypoststreet Dress. (Photo by Sairah Hearn)

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My Dress Hangs There. One of a kind Frida Kahlo portrait paper dress.

UPDATE: May 2, 2015 1:48 PM- DRESS IS SOLD!  

It will be worn at the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibit!

THANK YOU for your patronage- Laura Mack!

***SOLD!***

It’s truly one of a kind double sided wearable street art/ wall hanging.

These are my own interpretations of Frida Kahlo with original drawings and embroidery.

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UPDATE:

WORN BY LAURA MACK IN DETROIT JUNE 3, 2015

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Allá cuelga mi vestido. The Frida Kahlo paperdress in progress

I love drawing.  I love crafting.  I love street art.  And I LOVE making paper dresses. Perhaps because it combines all my art forms- I am so blissed out when I make these things!

Here is the latest one the compiles my collection of Frida doodles.

Stay tuned for photo shoot of finished piece next week.

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I may be in America but only my dress hangs there…my life is in Mexico.” – Frida Kahlo

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My interpretation of Kahlo's "My Dress Hangs There, 1933"
My interpretation of Kahlo’s “My Dress Hangs There, 1933”

I first became obsessed with paper dresses in January 2013.  Go to LINK.

My nephew Henrik helps unpack my vintage paper dress, January 2013
My nephew Henrik helps unpack my vintage paper dress, January 2013

Since then, I made three dresses [LINK].  One was sold and two ended up as street art in San Francisco.

My daughter, Anna, in dress no. 1
My daughter, Anna, in dress no. 1, April 2013
Anna in dress number 3, August 2013.
Anna in dress number 3, August 2013.

Dresses no. 4 and 5 in progress:

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