This is an 'oilcloth dress' from Donna Rhae Marder's perfectly titled collection, 'Paper, Scissors,Thread'
"My work has evolved over a lifetime. Some aspects have remained pretty constant. For the last twenty years I have worked out of my house. I fell into using a sewing machine as a sculptural tool and consider myself a sculptor. Even when pieces are designed for the wall I conceive of them as objects like quilts, not illusionist surfaces . . . because of the way I work, the topic of homemaking is always part of my subject . . . Often the work is a homage to unending domestic chores and the finiteness of life." Donna Rhae Marder