There are not too many things that make me say, “Wow!”
But, holy cow, when I came across this Golden Book Gown by Ryan Jude Novelline, I was absolutely amazed and I thought you might enjoy it as much as I did!
The bodice is made from the golden spines of original Golden Books and the dress is made entirely from the pages.
Now this is refashioning at it’s finest!
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This is really pretty, not really wearable though, unless you get invited to the Book Club themed Met Gala 🙂
Perfect for the Book Club themed Met Gala! You’d just have to be careful not to spill your drink or sit down. 🙂 An amazing work of art.
Is the dress Barbie doll size? The model looks unreal. Whatever, the dress is beauiful and someone has a terrific vision and sense of style. Absolutely gorgeous!!
Definately full size but absolutely a work of art.
I agree. I would’ve never thought to make a dress from books. Kudos to the creative minds out there!
What fun! Stay out of the rain when wearing this one. Love your Blog, so inspiring!
Thanks so much, Debbie. Yes, bring your umbrella!!! 🙂
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That is gorgeous!
Beautiful ! It actually looks like an impressionist painting ! But, oh wow must it not be confortable,,,:/
Probably not too wearable, but a beautiful piece of art.
It even has a Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.355474461203527.83321.156182731132702&type=3 which I got to from the designer’s website: http://www.ryanjudenovelline.com/golden-book-gown/ Wow! Wow! Wow!
Thanks for sharing these!!
WOW!! Love your blog
Absolutely gorgeous in design, color and creativity. Thanks for sharing.
You are so welcome! I thought you’d appreciate something like this. 🙂
Oh that is beautiful. And a neat refashion.
Too bad it’s not very wearable, but perhaps inspiration for a wearable piece somehow?
I second your WOW! Holy cow this is amazing!!
Yes, definitely WOW! Do you think this dress is actually wearable? Or is it more like those dresses made out of toilet paper that look good, but you can’t bend over in them?
Looks like it’s made as art instead of a wearable piece. Never the less, so cool! 🙂
How creative! The colours are beautiful. A storybook dress … from storybooks!
I thought so too!!
This is too cool! It’s funny because, before I even read your comments, I saw the picture and immediately thought of a book I had as a child. It was one of my all time favorites and I think it was called something like The Twelve Dancing Princesses? Anyway, thanks for the good memory.
You are so welcome, Annie. every once in awhile, I come across something I like to share with everyone. I’m glad you liked it.
Golden Book were printed by Western Publishing in Racine, WI were I grew up! Little did I know when my uncle Bob, an engraver with this company, brought all these books to us a gorgeous dress could be fashioned from them! Amazing!
I had a bookshelf full of these books as a child, too. I would have never thought to make a dress from them either. So clever!
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This is my first ever reblog – prompted by the post by The Renegade Seamstress on a gorgeous example of refashioned clothing – a dress made from Little Golden Books. Enjoy!
I was amazed, too!
How’d they get the pages to be soft to lay right and not be all…. papery?
I’m not sure, but here is a link to the Facebook page that shows more details about the construction. Pretty interesting! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.355474461203527.83321.156182731132702&type=3
Thanks! I’ll definitely be checking that out.
My goodness! Another reason to love my old golden books!
Definitely clicking the “Like” button is not what I wanted to do here…..as there needs to be a “Love” button! This dress is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! I love it! Now, I bet you are looking around your place to see what you can use for a dress…am I right?
Funny! As a matter of fact, the Librarian at my school just discarded a stack of books and I was looking through them and wondering…..what if? 🙂
Now, I would love to see that dress if you make it!
That is stunning!!
I thought so, too. I would’ve never thought about making a dress from books.
I love Golden books! So much its bittersweet for me! I can’t imagine “destroying” them to make something so “beautiful”! But it is quite gorgeous!
I just found you from yesterdayPinterest- and have to admit I have been stalking the ins and outs of your blog already! Very nice! You have a new subscriber! 🙂