Alright, first off - thank you to all the people who donated their soda tabs to me for the past 5 years! I know at the time you probably thought I was a crazy trash-hoarding hobo...but I digress. This is a skirt I finally put together for my college portfolio. I'm applying to the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC as a Fashion Design major, and we're getting the official instructions on Nov 1st, but this is one of the garments I think I want to put in there: a soda-tab-almost-mini-skirt!
This is an overskirt, meant to be worn with a black skirt or pants. It's completely constructed from old soda/beer tabs and jumprings, laced together halfway down the side with a ribbon.
The laced up ribbon is how I would get this on and off, but I'm not completely happy with the color. I think I'm going to change it to a dark gray/silver color (a shade or two darker than the metal). It's also bunching the tabs around the top row a bit, so when I relace it I'll wind in and out every other tab (rather than every two).
A closeup of the construction:
Sorry for the glare, this is just a closeup on how I linked them together.
And finally, the full view again:
I'm trying to make this skirt look LESS chainmail and MORE sci-fi/futuristic. It's simply because I've seen a few chainmail soda tab shirts before, and I don't want them thinking this isn't as original, etc. Any suggestions on how to make it look more...modern?
All comments and criticisms are welcome, I'd really appreciate feedback on this!