Thursday, February 03, 2011

DCWV - The Paper Dresses From CHA

I am so happy to be home and reviewing some of the many photos from the Craft and Hobby show in California. It is hard to pick a favorite booth, but sometimes the displays just call to you and because I love paper arts and fashion, the combination of the two stopped me in my tracks.

From a distance I spotted the DCWV stage. Their "runway."

Each dress more beautiful than the next. All constructed from their papers.

I never imagined that this technique could result in such an amazing 3d design.

The flowers on this pink dress are spectacular.

Until you walk around and see the most spectacular ruffled paper trim.

Outstanding flowers!

The butterfly dress was beyond sweet.

It was only when I finally got close to it that I saw the detail.

Butterflies by the dozens.

Here is another super sweet dress.

Pearls and paper chrysanthemums!

I loved this dress because I have this paper in my collection.

Again, another spectacular flower! DCWV should have a paper flower making class!

The red dress. Scarlett might have worn this.

Love the details.

The black fibers and rhinestones are so pretty.
I hope you enjoy these close ups! I'll keep posting my favorites for a few days!


  1. My goodness, what a fashion show. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the close ups! Suze had pictures of some of these - but your close ups just make it so much more complete and amazing! Thanks!

  3. Spectacular creations! Thank you for sharing these with those of us unable to attend. They are so inspirational and urge one to push the envelope. Connie

  4. welcome home!!
    have you started decorating your dress form yet???

  5. Wow! Those are amazing!!! And green! LOL

  6. Incredible! How did you even get close enough to take these great pictures to share with us?

  7. Hi Eileen...I had to wait my turn, there were so many people taking photos...and you could get as close as you wanted...but then it was hard to get a photo without a person in the shot.

  8. Spectactular!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. AnonymousJuly 21, 2013

    Super, i like the dress with the leavs verry mutch

  10. I wanted to copy one of the dresses in cake form and wanted to have permission to do so

  11. these were not my designs, so you would need to contact the paper company: DCWV