A while back I had to make a garment out of a recycled material for one of my classes.  My group and I made this awesome dress out of plastic bags.  I just found this photo of it on the runway and I had to share.  Here is a close up of it on my dress form…

It was a really cool project.  We made huge sheets of plastic by fusing Safeway bags together (3 bags thick).  The skirt is a double circle, and the top is a basic darted bodice.  We made a braided trim to go around the hem and the neckline.  It wasn’t as hard as I thought to sew with the plastic… I didn’t dare put a zipper in, so there is a Velcro closure in the back.  I hope you like it!
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