Added Dec 23, 2009
New England, Nsw...
This dress was for a competition in my local town show. We had to make a dress almost entirely from plastic bags. So of course, I was inspired to make a corset dress = P
It is in two parts; the white section over the bust is connected to the corset, and the skirt is seperate. The corset is boned using a thick, flexible wire my science teacher gave me, tipped with wax so that it wont break through the plastic. I made the eyelet holes in the back by melting the plastic with hot wire.
The skirt was pretty tedious, as it has a lot of layers of gathering, held together with a waistband. Many shopping bags were destroyed before my machine got used to plastic. I had a lot of fun experimenting with the different coloured bags and layers, and while it took a long and frustrating time I was very happy with the result.
And to top it off, I cam second place! Unfortunately it was not modern enough to win, but I was pleased. They said it reminded them of Gone With the Wind = P
A LOT of plastic shopping bags from the local supermarket for the bodice; Garbage bags for the outer skirt; White bin liners for the underskirts; Wire tipped with wax for the boning; Wool for the laces (as I didn’t have time to find anything more interesting); and regular cotton.
Enter the code EARLYBLACKFRIDAY at checkout to save
Pattern of the Week
Seams divide the front for a detail minimalists will love! (This pattern is also a part of our sale)
We have marked down 50 sewing pattern to $2.99 only until Monday, so hurry!
Our fabulous BurdaStylers of course! Today, save 30% Site-Wide With Code ThankYou14!
Satin takes the stage in this new collection of dresses, skirts, and fluttery tops.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.