Monday, May 7, 2012

A Perfect Dress for Mother's Day

  Jojo and Mei Mei have been very 'busy' in their room this morning.  I can see Mei Mei running up and down looking for papers...I passed her a few sheet of 'recycled paper' but she said her big sister want her to get something 'nice and special'.  The little one ask for a few pieces colored paper and run into their room again.  Hmm...what 'funny' things are they up to this time?  So, I took a peek into the room... and I found a very messy room with paper scraps, scissors and pens...and these...

These little paper dresses are everywhere in the room.

They are so cute.
I totally love the ones made by the pages from the old yellow page.
Jojo learns this at school and it so adorable and 
I must agree it's a perfect dress for Mother's Day!

So, I asked Jojo to show me the tutorial.
It's not easy at wonder they spent the whole morning with it.

Start with a square piece of paper
fold into half for twice.

Open up the fold and you will have 3 crease line marks.

fold the outer crease line in ward to the center crease line

Then fold a 'z' crease

This will be the front of the dress

Now, pull the corner at the end
and pressed firmly
Do the same for the other side

 Fold down the top corner into 'collar' like this
and press to make a crease mark.
We just need the crease, open it up again 
and turn to the 'back' of the dress


Pull down from the center you will have a nice triangle shape like this
This is the neckline.

Now, fold in the 'sleeve' like this
at the same time make a crease to form the 'skirt'.
This could be hard to understand.
I hope the pictures are helpful.

Do the same for both side

Now, fold out the sleeves in triangle shape

This is what you will have

And turn it over, this is your cute little paper dress.
All done.

And these are some of my favorite

Now, if you still looking for 'the best' Mother's Day Gift...
Here a tip...
'The best' Mother's Day gift is 'made' by love,
and it could be just a piece of paper.

Happy Mother's Day!

PC * Mei Mei * Jojo

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  1. Just incredible! Your girls are so very sweet, dedicated and artistic. I am too intimidated to try the dress - but it is absolutely wonderful. I especially love the last one with colors, stars and hearts.

  2. Oh how lovely! These would be so cute as a garland hanging on a wall! I'm your new follower. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog and for you kind words. Hope your week goes well.

  3. These are adorable! Great tutorial.

  4. How cute it is :) you are so smart, Love it..

  5. Cute! I can't wait to try this and I'm pinning it on pinterest :-)

  6. These little dresses are adorable!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

  7. Oh my! These are ADORABLE! I love folding paper- especially when it turns out SO sweet. What a great little piece to put on a card or tun into an envelope =OD I'd love for you to share at Sweet Sharing Monday! (Up until Midnight Tonight)

  8. These are such cute! Love them and must try them out. So much fun!!!

    Thanks for sharing...I gotta pin this cutie.

    Take care,

  9. These are so cute!! I would like to invite you to share them at my Mother's Day Gift Idea link party at Thank you!! Happy Mother's Day!!

  10. These are so cute! Great topper to a Mother's Day Gift! I would love for you to share on Blog Stalking Thursday!

  11. Thank you SO MUCH for linking to Sweet Sharing Monday- I've featured your paper dresses this week! Come grab a button!

  12. These are lovely, thank you for sharing! :)

  13. Love this...just pinned it!


  14. Those are darling. Your kids are very creative.

  15. Just too cute! I made one for my office, just for me

  16. Too cute!! Pinned it. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

  17. Vey cute, great idea for scrapbooking. Love it.

  18. How cute and fun are those. They look great! Thanks for sharing this with us @ the Sunday Round Up.
    Hope you have a wonderful week,

  19. Oh my goodness! These are adorable and I love that you little one made them!

  20. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tutorial! These are so adorable & I'm sure a lot of fun to make. Such a sweet thing to do with your children. Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up! Have a great week!
    -Kayla :)

  21. Well, I had to stop everything & make one. So cute! Even my husband thinks so. He said our granddaughter will love it. Can't wait to show her. Thanks for sharing & thank your daughter, please.

  22. So pretty, makes me want to make a banner with them.
    Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up! Can't wait to see what you have for us next weekend. Have a GREAT week!

  23. These are adorable. I would love if you linked it to my "show Off Mondays" link party. Found your blog through CRAFT. Way cute.


  24. Featuring Thursday at Bacon Time!

  25. ohh so sweet dresses! I've never been good at this. :)


  26. This is sooo darling! I am going to feature this tomorrow on the Pink Hippo Party! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  27. Great turned out it beautiful...I like it.

    Send gifts to pakistan

  28. Absolutely gorgeous. Have pinned this and will definitely be having a go at this. Thank you for sharing.

  29. j'adore et merci pour le savoir faire..

  30. This is beautiful and fun to do. I tried it on my YouTube channel. Thanks for the tutorial!
    PS. I gave you a shout-out there and linked your tutorial.

  31. So cute! This would be perfect for the front of a card, table décor at a birthday or a banner! Must use :)

  32. Hi, very cool your blog!
    I'm following!
    I loved the origami dress!
    I invite you to know the Toka, thank you!

  33. I'm Blogger and would love to share this on my blog. It will link back to you with full credit.


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