So, you need a dress, one that stands out from the crowd, for maybe a themed party? You hate your bridesmaids? Prom? Halloween? Just didn't know what to do with all those leftover bags from where you laid dirt in the garden? Well, this dress is certainly not of the norm. So let's get started!
Step 1: Supplies
You will need the following:
Potting soil bags, for this short dress, I needed about four bags, you may need more or less depending upon the style, length, and size of your dress.
Fasteners: I used velcro, but you can use a zipper, snaps, corset lacing and grommets, etc. Make it fit to your dress.
Scissors or a rotary cutter (Note, do NOT use your nice fabric scissors on these, it will ruin your scissors, use general ones.)
Sewing machine or alot of patience. For a no sew version you can use duct tape, but I can't promise it will hold together very well, so make sure you wear something under it if you go that route.
Soap and water, these bags come with dirt in them. Dirt is dirty, you should wash said bags before hand, rather then get dirt all over your house.
Electrical, duct, or bias tape. In coordinating colors! That or you can roll your hems, but who has that kind of time?
Step 2: Clean and cut your bags!
Lay out your bags, and cut them up, I used a rotary cutter and a mat for this, all you need to do as far as cutting right now are up the sides, so that way your bag will fold out like a piece of fabric. After you do this, wash all the dirt off the front and back side. Unless you are just really going for that "natural" look.
To clean them I found the easiest way was to take a sponge with soap and just scrub at it to loosen the dirt, then spray them down with my hose. After that just hung them up to dry.