Welcomed into the fold, with a new take on the world.
The impending birth of a niece led Meghan Wilkens to craft ocean charts into a dress for the baby’s wall – a touchstone of her identity in an extended Navy family. Wilkens, herself an officer based in Norfolk, folds maps and other ephemera, new and old, letting the paper itself guide her. She uses no patterns or ruler; each dress design is different. There are sailboats, too. Custom also available. $95 and up. Etsy.com/Shop/ThePaperPromenade
Photograph by EJ TOUDT