Shopper's dress, hanger

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    This was a project I started this summer. I began by collecting grocery bags, which I cut into sheets and ironed together to form a fabric, and then I used them to sew this dress, with a design loosely based on a 50s housewife style.

    Then I took it shopping.

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    1. Recicl'arte HT 81 months ago | reply

      cool very cool...

    2. Megan Ashley Graf 80 months ago | reply

      absolutely beautiful.

    3. Yaiyo_chan 75 months ago | reply

      Great picture!!

      I'm doing the same thing, but the bags keep getting holes in them from the iron and the wax paper I'm using keeps sticking to the plastic. Got any tips?

    4. mleak 75 months ago | reply

      Thanks Yaiyo_chan -- when I worked with the bags, I used a couple layers of newspaper between the iron and plastic instead of wax paper. As long as I kept the iron moving, it seemed to be okay, and wouldn't melt through or stick. Maybe give that a shot? Good luck! I'd love to see what you come up with.

    5. fadwa2cool 73 months ago | reply

      how did u iron it wudnt it stick to the uron wen it melts??i need to make something like this for a skool project can u help me?? email me the steps at plz and thank u.

    6. .liL aLien. 73 months ago | reply

      this is way way cool!:))

    7. Max Estes 70 months ago | reply

      can I get this in paper? ; )

    8. chuha 66 months ago | reply

      Those bags are somewhat translucent....this might end up being a pretty risque/sexy little number!

    9. karen ☆ [deleted] 65 months ago | reply


    10. marinitahhh 64 months ago | reply

      I am going to try this for a concert! thanks!

    11. Damien James 60 months ago | reply

      Brilliant. It would be amazing if everyone started reusing and recycling like this... Excellent work.

    12. Canon_Rebel_User 58 months ago | reply

      Wow what a lovely 50s style dress.

    13. Urban Woodswalker 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PET Bottle and other Plastics Recycled Creativity, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    14. Urban Woodswalker 36 months ago | reply

      Have you considered exhibiting this? I am currently seeking out artists who create fashion from recycled "trash".....for a 1.5 month long exhibit in a lovely 6000 sq foot gallery . Let me know if you would like more info. the show is in the Chicago region.

    15. mleak 36 months ago | reply

      It actually has been in a couple of exhibits, but I would certainly be interested in learning more about your show and perhaps participating. Shoot me a note! Thanks for all the comment love.

    16. Canon_Rebel_User 5 months ago | reply

      That is a designer look dress very beautiful.

    17. Canon_Rebel_User 4 months ago | reply

      Love this very beautiful is this your second Flickr profile?

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