This is the place to follow along with blog posts I'm writing about the Netflix #DVDdress project.

A not-so-quick summary: I've been a Netflix DVD subscriber since 2005, using the subscription service as a resource to research the history of Christmas in TV episodes, specials and movies. When I received the first DVD in the mail, I noticed that the paper envelopes had an unusual texture. I'm a crafty person so I began setting aside the portion of the envelope that is intended to be discarded. Thirteen years later, I've saved over 1,500 envelope fronts. Earlier this year, I saw that the DVD subscription service of Netflix is celebrating their 20th anniversary and were looking for interesting subscriber stories. I thought to myself, "I'm interesting!" so I shared with them about my collection of envelope fronts. DVD Netflix responded and asked me what I wanted to do with the collection and told them I had a dream of using the unusual paper to create wearable art--perhaps a dress for Halloween. They loved the idea so that's where we're at! DVD Netflix is sponsoring the dress to feature on their social media platforms.

Yes--I have more than 1.500 of these red envelope fronts. But I'm still a subscriber so I get more in the mail each week!

Thank you for your interest in the dress and for following along with my adventure on this project. Please check back often to follow along with the process. The dress will be revealed in October 2018--so don't miss it!

--My first step in the process was finding a fashion designer for the paper dress. Luckily, I had the help of the NBC affiliate WKYC-TV in Cleveland, OH. Click HERE to see the original introduction of the project and the video that aired on the news.

Celebrating the morning Hertz accepted the assignment!

--After more than 10 interviews with fashion designers, I found the perfect one! Meet Alyssa Hertz and learn about our inspiration for the dress' design. Click HERE for that post.

Alyssa has already begun working on the bodice of the dress.

If you'd like to follow along on the progress of the red paper dress, you can follow the hashtag #DVDdress on Instagram or Twitter. Or, you can stay close here where I'll be adding regular updates. The deadline for the dress is October, so there's more coming.

Joanna Wilson is a TV researcher and book author specializing in Christmas entertainment. More about the TV programs mentioned on this website can be found in her book "Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials, and Made-for-TV Movies." Her latest book "Triple Dog Dare: Watching--& Surviving--the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story" was released in 2016. Her books can be found at the publisher's website: 1701 press.com

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