After reading some articles about GM foods I was inspired to create 2 garments made with man-made materials and fabrics made with natural fibers. I used silk fabrics, synthetic fabrics, packing tape, electrical tape and plastic and no sewing! It was actually sorta nice to take a break from sewing since I just got done sewing over 100 dance costumes for a high school. I got the idea to use packing tape after watching a video on how to make your own dress form but I decided to turn these into dresses. It’s also a great way to get rid of your scraps!
Here are some scraps that I have been saving because I love these colors so much!
First I started by placing the packing tape sticky side up onto the dressform
Then I just started sticking the fabric to the the dress form in random places and once I was done placing the fabric to the sticky side I went over it with the tape but this time with the sticky side down “Sealing” the fabric. I used black electrical tape to smooth out the edges sorta like how you would use a binding. I used eyelets and brightly colored shoe lace to close the garment.
What happens next?..A photo shoot of course! with photographer Don Eric http://www.DesignEyeStudio.com
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