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Topic: Recycling "Trash" into Wearables (3 dresses)  (Read 8362 times)
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« on: April 21, 2010 11:23:21 AM »

I haven't posted any of my new projects in QUITE some time, so I thought I'd give an update:

Models: Hannah Kellogg, Carol Czirr Russell.  Photo by Andrew Kung.

Models: Kelly Green Crume, Jenny Blair.  Photo by Andrew Kung. Additional gown by Soreyda Begley.

The first photo has two outfits...the white tutu is made from plastic grocery bags, with a tube top from a green mesh corn bag/sack.  I also made a white tulle underskirt to help the skirt keep a nice poufy shape.  I have a newly-discovered *love* for tutus, and will continue to make them here and there out of miscellaneous items!  The grocery bags are fused together using a clothes iron.  I also made a matching bag from more of the same green cornsacks, which I'll have to photograph eventually...

The blue strapless gown is made from a fleece travel-blanket (the bottom of the dress still has the pocket and handle attached where the blanket would fold into itself).  The design for this one was based on a bridesmaids dress that I still have hanging around my house.  I traced the basic shapes that made up the pieces of the bridesmaids dress, and made it a bit longer and a bit bigger in the bust than I would have for myself.  I'm really happy with how the bottom turned out, but I will have to research a bit more on how to do attach the lining properly to the zipper area.

The second photo is of a gown that was made from a camping tent - a neighbor was going to throw it out because the poles were broken.  I did use a pattern for this dress, and it is lined with a simple white bedsheet.  It is super-comfortable, too! For the straps,  I used the tie-down toggles/cord and left them extra long, so you can wrap them around your arms if you want Smiley  On me, the dress sweeps the ground, but these proffessional models are WAY taller than myself ... so I'll have to keep that in mind for my future projects!   Grin


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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010 12:01:06 PM »

The first two are so beautiful (not that the others aren't Wink)...
But I just think that the first is sooooo adorable!
Great job!

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Hitting the THIS ROCKS button!!! WOW

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010 12:29:11 PM »

Beautiful job!  I love the one made from a camping tenet especially. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010 12:52:21 PM »

Love the Toyota|Georgetown dress. I'm a simple KY girl myself, so not only the cut, but also the print Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010 03:54:16 PM »

These are gorgeous! Incredible work. =D

You didn't mention the dress that the redhead is wearing, can you elaborate on that one too? Me likey. ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010 01:42:04 AM »

Amazing Smiley  I never would have guesses what they were made out of.


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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010 06:56:03 AM »

I like the non-plastic ones very much!


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it continues to amaze me the great stuff people can come with !! great job!

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