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Instructables user prixprix went as The Old Gray Lady (a nickname for the New York Times) for Halloween this year. In her tutorial, she shows us how to pleat and sew newspaper by machine to make this newspaper dress.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Marci Ferguson

    Absolutely love this dress! I’m thrilled to have run across it. I use text in all of my artwork, plus, my daughter is in fashion design at college, so of course I had to forward it on to her!
    Marci Ferguson, Artist
    “Second Hand News”