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« on: January 31, 2011 02:56:27 PM »

Greetings Craftsters!
   I was able to persuade my college to let me create a course this semester called Recycled Fashions, and for the course I will be creating 10-15 garments that are either made from recycled fabric or reconstructed from an item I already own or something bought second hand. This is my first completed project. I adapted a tutorial from http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html. The dress took about 3 hours to make, the fabric cost $3.99 for about 3 yards @ Savers, the thread cost $1.79 @ Jo Anns Fabric and the elastic $1.29 @ Jo Anns Fabric. Total cost for this dress, including tax (about): $7.50.

I also styled it a few different ways that you can see @ http://bearlyonearth.com/2011/01/26/ootd-muu-muu-part-3/

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011 03:31:48 PM »

Best course--and college--EVER! Where can I enroll?? Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011 09:51:55 AM »

how awesome is your college? about as awesome as that dress I'm guessing.
I love the fabric (i have gotten some great fabric from savers, too! <3) and the style/fit.
Great job! I look forward to seeing what else you create for this project.

« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011 02:16:20 PM »

@cankle:Thanks! I go to Prescott College http://www.prescott.edu/- their focus is social and environmental justice, and the program Im in (its called Adult Degree Program) is all independent study, and we are encouraged to think outside the box! Its pretty awesome!

@kaleidoscope_eyes: Thank you! I'me working on a few projects right now, hopefully I'll get them completed soon so I can photograph them!
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011 08:47:13 AM »

That fabric is fantastic! (Oh, and the dress is really cute too!)

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011 07:48:30 AM »

Cute!  I'm just finishing myself off a peasant top but that's for a saloon girl costume.  Was thinking about making a peasant dress but wasn't sure how I'd wear it so thanks for the inspiration!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011 04:40:49 PM »

This looks so comfortable and casual. It can be worn at home and out on the go. Add a belt and a few accent piece to dress up. This is easily a classic, something that remains in style.

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011 04:01:43 AM »

WANT! Love that fabric
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