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Trash Fashion by stasha-pistachio Trash Fashion by stasha-pistachio
Promoting recycling and reuse.

Made from newspaper, plastic bags and bin liners (also some old curtains for lining the corset and some old fake fur)
The corsets pretty wearable, but the skirts a bit fragile. I probaly could've solved that given more time though.

Final piece for college, and I think I did pretty well for my first proper attempt at sewing.

Also made a tiny matching hat. But that doesn't really merit uploading.

Edit: Thankyou very much for the DD, especially to mimeartist and myana

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Given 2008-06-05
I always find recycled art fascinating and am inspired by what people can create by reusing. Trash Fashion is a perfect example of this, as it is made out of newspapers and plastic bags. The design and outcome is just wonderful and ~stasha-pistachio did a marvelous job with creating recycled fashion. ( Suggested by mimeartist and Featured by Myana )
jadedacatl106 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes, yes..... But is it comfy????
CarlosAE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your creation is magnificent. This is a Trash Fashion Art indeed. I took a photo of one creation that is trash art, too. [link]
lunahate Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Photographer
that's such a beautiful dress :love:
Anzelma11-2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
(>* 3 *)> I WANT IT!
sORRYbUTnO Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could wear this to prom...
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's amazing! Beautiful work! ^_^
Unique-Jam Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Artist
I LOVE designs that promote recycling! This is beautiful!
vamp-kitty-meow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome! I love the concept and your execution was great!
Fruit-bat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
LOVE this! it really is awesome! :) Xx
FashionFreak25 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!
MiLkOo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
xan you tell me what you that newspapers wouldn't rip?
morganlynn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
This is Beautiful!
hnwhnw Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student
I'm doing something similar to this right now, but my problem is getting the paper to stay together. Can you explain the process you went through with the newspaper?
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I can't totally remember...
I put the newspaper on plastic to it didn't stick, and stuck it all together with lots of tea coloured PVA, and cut it out. Sort of made it up really!
Circle skirts don't really require sewing, but I did sew some bits, carefully. It didn't tear or anything whilst sewing, but that machine was awesome and loved me.

A better way would be to glue it into muslin or something thin so it didn't get holes in so easily. Shouldn't be much stiffer either.
Or transfer onto fabric? I've seen newsprint fabric around before too. It'd be much more wearable that way.
Maellenkleth73 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Loved it! Some time ago did something similar: a potato chip bags tutu for a ballet, hehehe!
VHBT Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
that's so good :) would you be willing to offer some small sewing tips or lessons to me?? I am wanting to learn already and any small tips or info would help


I am also seeking comments and critiques on my art I would appreciate your time!
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Haha, I can't sew! I just sort of make it up as I go along. Looking at how other clothes are constructed and guessing most of the rest. I just go for it, and most of the time it turns out okay.

I can hand sew a little bit, and use a sewing machine (which I regularly break) and use an overlocker though I don't have one. Never did work out how to use patterns...

What do you need help with?
VHBT Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
i guess my number one issue is making the correct pattern and MEASUREMENTS most of all! :( I can never manage to correctly or make the right way of measurements. I imagine having a dress form would make it easier to sew but I still have to purchase one. I don't currently have a sewing machine or over lock either ( which one would you recommend the most?? ) but I will try to get one. I wanted to try by hand to be all awesomely wise and skilled lol if you know what I mean but with whatever you can teach would be greatly appreciated :) I recently bought some fabrics too I already know what I want and how BUUUUT I don't want to screw up making the wrong size and pattern
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I can't manage patterns at all. A dress form would make it soooo much easier, I was looking at buying one off ebay, but never have. I pretty much made that^ with trial and error, loosely based off something that I knew fitted me, with some additions and different bits. Lots of sticking parts onto me :) Making my own patterns isn't too bad, as long as you're organised about it, and know which bit you measured where (I wouldn't have a hope making stuff for other people, lol)
I made a dummy one out of some old curtains to check the fit, sellotaping the bones in, ha. That was a good idea. Bin bags are not easy to sew, would've hated it if it was all wrong.
Yeah, I don't think I go about it quite the right way XD
..I've been thinking about making another corset for a while, I've had quite a bit of experience/knowledge since then, I reckon I could do it. But the parts are quite expensive

My sewing machine is a 50s green enamel viking, lol. So I def can't recommend anything, but I haven't messed it up so much that its broken beyond my rubbish attempts at repair yet XD
repelsteeltje Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Cherry-Antoinette Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Wow, that's amazing. So, is it actually wearable?
I've seen a few fashion shows that used thrown away materials for the clothing. It was really interesting. :)
evanescencegrl5498 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
wow...that's awesome!
jasiselahgiovanni Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I think I would wear this....<333
yuuriann Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Photographer
cool! can people can wear that?
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
The corset is wearable, but not the dress. If I had more time I could of done it. But most of it had to be glued together in the end.
Last time I saw the dress it had a massive rip through it. I think the corset is still around though?
yuuriann Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Photographer
ohhhhhhh how long did u made the dress?
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
All my spare time one week for the corset, one day for the dress.
It was my exam for college.

yuuriann Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Photographer
wow! thats hard! did u have any help?
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
yuuriann Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student Photographer
thats sucks!
bobajaaintjie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is simply amazing, love it!
TwistedTextiles Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Very nicely done, I love it :)
Did you make the dressform as well?
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I just papier-mache'd over a proper one, and took it off once dry. There was a severe dressform shortage :)

Trying to make clothes on a formyou can't pin onto and caves in is not at all easy..
There was lots of tape involved :D

(and its why the corset wasn't quite as shapely as I wanted)
YayitsMerf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Wow this amazing!Would you do a cosider doing a commision?C:
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
'Fraid not.

Lack of materials, skill, time, and patience at the moment.

Plus, I'm utterly HOPELESS at patterns and measurements. I drape :D

..Maybe if I ever learn to sew..

I could explain how to do it (or something like it, and help you with whatever if I can. If you ever felt like a project?
YayitsMerf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Yes that would be wonderful.Most just how to get the newspaper to stay together like that.I would love you forever!<3
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Stained the newspaper with tea mixed with a very bit of very diluted PVA. Then attacked with alot more layers of PVA. So yeah, its fragile, but just about sewable.

It was a circle skirt, so I didn't have to worry about sewing it too much anyway. Lots of glue!

Glueing it onto muslin or somethingthin and similar would be a better option, but I ran outta time for that.
And you don't need so much glue either, so it'd probably hang better too.
YayitsMerf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Oh thank you so much!
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
No problem.
Anyything else just ask :)
YayitsMerf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I would ask you where you would suggest getting some PVA but you live over seas. xD
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Any hobby or craft store.
They also sell it in DIY stores to seal wood and stuff.

Its just that white liquidy glue.
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JoannaGrogginse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
stasha-pistachio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Thanks :)
MAIDESTREASURIES Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Great Work !!!
syre-maz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic. The school I go to is also big on promoting inventive reuse, repurposing, and recycling.
HazeyNut Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Ah I've seen this at college in art (:
I admire it greatly!
MayCauseMadness Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love trashion, and this is just inspiring! x_^
Tartly-Sweet Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
QAQ It's glooooorious!
misteve Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thats amazing!!!
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