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kroger bags and bags and bags

Added Apr 28, 2010

by rebeccaface

Detroit, Michiga...






I made this dress for an art competition in about a week. It was stressful and it didn’t even get a prize! They said it wasn’t “wearable” enough. PSH.
Well it is basically all made out of kroger bags except for the base of the skirt which is a black garbage bag and the base shape for the bra which is paper plates. On each bra cup is one continuous plastic rope woven from strips of the bag. It made a great texture and I was so happy with the finished product anyhow. My model, Rachel, was completely flawless and she made the dress come to life. All in all I am quite glad I put the work in, it turned out to be a great project.




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    May 5, 2010, 08.03 PMby kamome

    your dress was fab you have a great imagination i hope you are very proud of yourself

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    May 5, 2010, 02.01 PMby nvmi

    this is amazing! i never would have thought you could get that kind of texture and a look so chic with plastic bags. the judges are stupid.

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    May 4, 2010, 09.51 PMby bastor

    You say you didn’t win, well sometimes is not about the prize, you could show what you really have. Your creativity sense is what it counts. You go girl! It is very pretty with a very nice color. Thank for those bags.

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    May 4, 2010, 07.47 PMby lisarie

    I love!!! love!! love this its awesome!! I can’t believe oyu didn’t win anything i’d wear it

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    May 3, 2010, 09.14 PMby ida-1

    I LOVE IT. pretty :)

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    May 3, 2010, 07.47 PMby rpattwell

    I think it’s amazing and the photography and your model made it come to life. The judges obviously have no taste! huh! Keep up the good work and keep us posted!

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    May 3, 2010, 10.19 AMby kiwistitcher

    very very cool – looks like something off Project Runway :)

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    May 3, 2010, 05.12 AMby marloncosta

    Hight Fashion with alternative material! Beautiful!

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    May 3, 2010, 01.38 AMby setzersrv

    I love it! Were the other dresses more “wearable?”

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    May 2, 2010, 11.38 PMby maroli murillo

    i love it!!

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    May 2, 2010, 05.47 PMby rebeccaface

    THANK YOU so much everyone…i was really shocked to see the hit this made…I am working on a new project at the moment but I will add more pieces (wearable pieces) online….thank you for the support!!!

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    May 2, 2010, 03.47 PMby 1418n

    I think this is so amazing, can’t believe you didn’t win! really clever with the materials you used :))

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    May 2, 2010, 03.06 PMby anniewk

    I think it is fabulous! I can’t imagine who won!

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    May 1, 2010, 04.47 AMby fifilina

    wow! i think it’s really amazing

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    May 1, 2010, 12.07 AMby clodaghhendrick

    You should have won a prize its beautiful, I would wear it in a heartbeat

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    Apr 29, 2010, 11.58 PMby pixelink

    well, you’ve come out victorious on BurdaStyle. Stunning design, model and pics!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 11.54 PMby ashchaser

    Those judges can….well do something not nice cause this may not be totally practical BUT ITS AMAZING! I once tried to knit with kroger bags, but gave up due to the annoying texture- be proud be very proud!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 09.38 PMby Ashlee Nemo


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    Apr 29, 2010, 07.47 PMby cantare

    From the pic I thought it was silk, this is an excellent wearable piece! You show em girl!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 04.57 PMby figamadood

    This is amazing! I love the mix different textures you were able to create.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 04.49 PMby denise2003

    I love it! What a great use for what would otherwise be trash! It could easily be made more wearable, but I don’t see why you didn’t win in an art competition. Keep it and use it again! Since when is wearable art supposed to be practical, anyway? It’s not like this design is for everyday use on the streets.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 04.32 PMby steffmc

    There is definitely a contest out there just waiting to give this design 1st place. It is incredible.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 03.58 PMby mitzisewzalot

    It is completely awesome. You should keep it and put it into several different contests.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 03.05 PMby pao

    Hi there, I see the logical practicality of their answer. It is a great piece but you couldn’t wear it even on a breeze spring day without roasting in it. … other than that I think it’s a good use of all these bags and it looks great on pictures. I think if instead of the paper plates and black garbage bag you used some other recycled form of breatheable fabric it would have been a hit! ;)

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    Apr 29, 2010, 12.38 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    yowsa. i would wear it in a heartbeat. this is amazing!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 12.30 PMby waspcouture

    The skirt part is definitly wearable. I think it’s a stunning outfit. You’ll win next time

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    Apr 29, 2010, 12.12 PMby suribabe

    Maybe not wearble, but a fantastic design.. I agree with the other people.. its a design you can see on the catwalk. It would be so much fun to go clubbing in that.. :o) Well done!!!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 11.15 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Ooo, it s fantastic!!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 11.13 AMby sojo

    freaking amazing.

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