This morning we shared our version of Cassadee Pope’s 2014 CMA Awards dress.
Several people asked if the bottom was actually made from paper because it looks so much like fabric. And it is indeed paper.
I found it at a local Michael’s store in the gift wrap section. If you go on a search for it, here’s what you’re looking for:
It’s seriously very cool stuff. Although I will say that packing tape doesn’t really stick to the glittery side at all. Not a problem for us as it stuck just fine on the backside and we wanted to hide the tape as much as possible.
Then we got asked about the “necklace”.
Which was simply cardstock with jewels glued on. I drew the outline with a pen and then turned Mayhem loose with the glue and jewels. Once the glue dried, she cut it out and we attached it to the front of the dress with glue dots.
Here’s what the dress looks like with the bottom laid out flat:
And here it is with the bottom “wrapped”:
Mayhem is a detail person. To the extreme.
Which is why she also insisted on earrings:
But my favorite “detail” that caught her eye was the “colored on bracelet” that she insisted she needed.
Luckily we had some skin crayons handy …
I get asked a lot which dresses are our favorites and it’s always tough to choose. But I have to say, this one is very near the top of the list for me right now. It was a lot of fun to make and we so adored the original.
And I’m pretty sure Mayhem is in agreement with me