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Shirtwaste

Added Jul 15, 2017

by JPGagnon

Grand Rapids, Mi...

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Description

Shirtwaste is a study on sustainable design and patterning through upcycling. The original concept for the garment came from Edwardian “Shirtwaist” blouses, but with a futuristic view. Overall, 60% of the dress was constructed using purchased and donated men’s blue button down shirts. The remaining 40% was purchased in the form of men’s shirting fabric.

The leg of mutton sleeves from the Edwardian period was replaced with a dramatic and futuristic version. The waist is emphasized with a corset look and pleating. The fabric upcycled from men’s shirts proved to be unstable and a challenge. Any fabric from these shirts was interfaced with a lightweight type to help provide structure. The hem has horse hair trim in it to help avoid collapsing.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Other, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian

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    Jul 16, 2017, 09.37 AMby Maria Hayek

    It’s an interesting piece. Cool to see how you cam mix mane different fabrics, colors and patterns and it looks good.

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