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Dress from plastic bags

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Well I woke up yesterday morning and decided I wanted to make a dress out off plastic bags. So I did. I finished it this morning!! I decided to write it out as an Instructable in case it works out well...

If I don't make sense in the writing look what I've written on the pictures, if you still don't understand just comment and I'll try and get back to you :)
 
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Step 1: Collect bags! and other bits and bobs...

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I don't know about you but I'm the sort of person who would like a dress to have some sort of design, not just a mish mash of random carrier bags! So make sure you have plenty of bags before you start this project, different colours and lots of the same if you like coordination :D
You'll also need - scissors
                              - sewing machine (obviously not essential but VERY useful)
                              - threads of the colours of bags that you're using (or different if you want!)
                              - sellotape (instead of pins!)
                              - belt
                              - needle (the thinner the better)

Step 2: Decide on a design.

Lay your bags out, try different combinations of bags for the top and skirt parts. If it helps tie the bags to yourself to get an idea of what the dress would look like.
When deciding on the top part make sure the bag will fit you so if you're a bigger gal then you need to look for a bigger bag! Remember it's better to get a bag which is too big as a bag which is too small will rip, and that's not good!!
Be adventurous, try combinations that you wouldn't be immediately drawn to, you never know what might inspire you!

For the top part you will need one bag (some bags are quite see through so you may either want to choose a bag that isn't or wear a vest or similar instead) and for the skirt you will need 3+ bags depending on the size and tightness you want. I used 5. For a tighter fitting one I would have used 3.
sailorgirlz8 months ago
I love the idea!! Did you use a special needle or sewing machine?
Mary mouse (author)  sailorgirlz7 months ago
Sorry about keeping you waiting!! And no I didn't just used my mums one, its not even that great really :P
ricedakota988 months ago
Very creative
Cute! I love the bag colors you were able to find :)
jsaunders78 months ago
I know this will seem rude but I feel like you should send this idea to lady gaga
Mary mouse (author)  jsaunders78 months ago
Ok... I'll take that as a complement! Good enough for a star, no matter how odd :P Got her address, then I could send it.... ;)
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