Trash Fashion Wedding Dress - Episode 3 - Under Skirt and Bodice Back

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Do you ever do something just because it makes you giggle? Well, that is my only explanation for spending hours on this project, with countless more to come. It is silly, but this design is stuck in my head and I am compelled to continue.

So here is an update on the dress so far. In the last post, I finished sewing the bodice and added the front embellishment of homemade soda can sequins. In today’s post, I am adding the underskirt and back closure.

To make the skirt fabric, I fused more chip bags.

There are a few different ways to make this fabric if you want more information on making chip bag fabric check out this video.

Once I made the ” fabric, ” I used a pattern to cut out the skirt pieces.

The chip bag fabric is easy to cut and sew, but it is pretty stiff and challenging to maneuver the big pieces around the sewing machine.

My original plan was to put a zipper in the back. But I decided it would be a better idea if the dress size were slightly adjustable. So I bought an eyelet kit to use for the back closure.

The kit was straightforward to use, and after I overcame my fear of somehow ruining the dress, the eyelets went in very quickly.

Check out this video for more details.

I was planning to add some sequins to the skirt, but now I am unsure. What do you think? Yes or No?

Right now, I am leaning towards no, but maybe that is just the lazy me talking.

Stay tuned for more crazy projects as I design more pieces of this dress.

Happy Upcycling,


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