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Ultimate Sewing Challenge

Bridesmaid dress, prom dress, clubbing dress – take your pick

This is a three part dress that can be worn four ways. Here it is seen from the front with the outer skirt opened. The over skirt is removable as is the sleeve.

I love challenges and I decided to try to make the most beautiful, functional garment out of something headed to the dump. I used a car cover that had been out in the Alaska  elements for over 10 years and was headed to the landfill in pieces. To accent it I used a 40 year old inner tube from a tractor tire. I wanted to incorporate the car cover company’s logo and the other features like the tie downs. I also love simplicity, so I kept the construction very simple. There is a zipper up the back with 2 snaps at the top. The detachable sleeve connects with two snaps in the front and two in the back. The outer skirt closes with four snaps at front waist. The short view can be worn with or without the sleeve as can the longer view. The short view has pockets in the front at hem level and the tie down on the side, maybe hang your key from? It can also be worn as a jumper over a t-shirt or other top. The necklace in the first two pictures is made from an electrical cord cover. In the second necklace, I used spent cartridges, copper pipe, bamboo tubing and used roofing rubber. 


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  1. pariah | | #1

    wow! so project runway!

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    Kukana | | #2

    They are all very good, but this is my fave!

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    charbroiled | | #3

    I was going to pass by your entry when I saw it on the list but I'm glad I didn't. WOW - you truly are an "INSPIRED" sewer. I love anything made from repurposed items - this is a winner - Good Luck DevineInspired!

  4. janyce | | #4

    This is amazing. I pinned it to my "Sewing Inspirations" board on pinterest. You are brilliant!

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