I really wanted to make a dress that involved recycled items and Came up with this idea. The best part about this dress is the design and all the materials are FREE! I also made this dress as a movie prop to an animation that i am doing for a class at school.
The materials i used to make the dress are:
-15 cereal boxes (all sizes)
-30 candy wrappers (different types)
-Needle and string (or sewing machine
Step 1: First step: Dress pattern
To start the dress you will need to have an out line dress to attach the cereal boxes and candy wrappers too. The dress pattern needs to be simple and plain, because when the dress is finished you shouldn't be able to see the white material under neither.
Read and follow the directions on the pattern bag.
The simple steps to making the white under dress are:
1st. Cut the patterns out of the paper
2nd. Cut the strips of the dress to the length you would like it to be.
3rd. Pin the strips of the dress pattern to the white material
4th. Cut out the dress patterns with the white material under neither.
Step 2: Step two: Putting the under dress together
At this step the white material should be cut out and ready to be put together to make the under dress. For this step you first take the dress pattern pieces off, they are no longer needed. Now you can use a sewing machine or needle and string. It would be faster and cleaner lines if you choose to use a sewing machine.
(On the piece of the pattern it shows what piece belong together. Then just sew along the lines to make the under dress.)