My super crafty daughter has been taking a sewing class over the past 6 weeks. In the class,the kids were meant to create outfits out ofrecycled or up cycled materials...
They debuted their outfits last night at the annual
GREEN is the New Black Fashion Show.
Here is what Nadira made.....
A skirt made from pink trash bags and a white duct tape top.
To make the skirt~
*This is from a tutorial that we found on Instructables. Ours is a bit modified to make it more "little girly"
1. CREATE THE WAIST BAND~
She measured on her waist where she wanted the skirt to sit and then added 4"...
Cut 3 strips of duct tape to the above measurement,
Lay them out sticky side up and connect them by 1/2 " This is the waistband of the skirt.
2.PREPARE THE BAGS
We found PINK trash bags in the 4 gallon size at Target.
Lay the bag out flat. Cut the bottom edge off. This creates 2 open ends and 2 closed sides.
3.ATTACH THE PLASTIC BAGS~
Attach the bags by gathering them one bag at a time to the tape. Do a second row above the 1st row. Continue until there is approx. 2" of tape left. Attach a strip of tape to the remaining 2".. Sticky sides together.... Here is your skirt.
4. ATTACH THE VELCRO
At this point we measured the skirt around her waist, marked it, and attached the sticky velcro.
To Make The Top Of The Dress....
This is very simple. She made the "fabric" by creating strips of duct tape with the sticky sides together. The strips connect by overlapping by 1/2- 1/4". This created a rectangle according to the measurements that she wanted the top to be. (For a 10 year old it was only about 7" tall by 27" wide)
She then wrapped it around her chest. We traced the shape of the top while it was on her of where it needed trimming to accommodate her arms. Pretty free flow not at all exact!
She connected the top to the skirt by attaching with more duct tape.
Last... she added the sticky velcro to the top. Again, by wrapping it, marking it and applying the velcro.
Throw on a white tank top, your new recycled dress, and you are ready to show that
Green IS the new black!