So my school had it's international day and the Apparel department decided to do a recycled themed fashion show. You either had to use eco-friendly fabrics or recycled/deconstructed materials. Everybody else used old garments and I chose to do old upholstery and drapery.
Everybody called it granny chic. And if you haven't guessed, Leanne Marshall was an inspiration for my garments!
I call this "Dew" and everything is made out of drapery fabrics. The top and the cowl came from ugly curtains. The top was the most time consuming of all. It had 36 contrasting gores that you can't even see (the pattern's really interesting too!) and took me a whole day pressing each and every one of them. The skirt is made out of heavy wool drapery and was the fastest to whip up. It's lined with the same gray fabric I used for the top. The cowl is just a pleated rectangle wrapped around the neck.
I got the inspiration to do something along the lines of Leanne Marshall's collection when I draped old pillowcases on the mannequin. The corners pointed out and made this flowy movement so I drafted the pattern and off I went. The skirt is made out of old slip covers and throw pillows that had my nose stuffy for the rest of the week from all the dust that came out when ripping seams apart. It's fully lined and closed with invisible zipper. The top is made out of linen upholstery. The neck is a cowl that can be closed with a button. And yes, I rushed the zipper on this one. When you're working on something for so long, you tend to not give a damn about it anymore.
The only picture without the cowl since she wore it for the rest of the day haha.
I won 1st Place!
Here are some of my classmate's work.
The girl in the middle designed the one on the right and someone else designed what she's wearing (which is a tree dress made out of rice sacks and scrap quilting squares.)
The girl in the middle designed hers and the girl on the left's outfits made out of old clothes.
Also, since our teacher is retiring this year, we as a class decided to make her a retirement quilt. We didn't quite finish the whole thing, but at least we had something to present the day of.
We were originally gonna use all silks, but we scratched that off. The middle part took the longest. We beaded the peacocks and backstitched the bark on the tree.
Lastly, when we were presented the recycled idea, I started to finger knit these spaghetti straps into those chain linked scarves that Yokoo does on Etsy.
I never finished it.
That's all! Thanks for looking.