There's a wearable art curation coming up in a few months and I have this idea I really want to submit. It's basically a dress, probably will be two separate pieces - skirt and bustier - made from candy wrappers. The wrappers are like tin foil. I've never done anything like this and I'm curious if anyone has suggestions of how to put the wrappers together. They're quite fragile, sometimes tearing when unwrapping the chocolates inside. It's been suggested to me to use contact paper, which might be a good choice since I'm hoping to make the skirt reversible - both sides of the wrappers have some cool designs. So I need to make the wrappers stronger and find a way to bring them together. If I use contact paper it'll gum up my needle on my machine pretty good.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!