Sunday, February 24, 2008

Shopper's dress, veggie produce

Shopper's dress, veggie produce, originally uploaded by mleak.

Artist's Statement: This was a project I started this summer. I began by collecting grocery bags, which I cut into sheets and ironed together to form a fabric, and then I used them to sew this dress, with a design loosely based on a 50s housewife style. Then I took it shopping.

Emily Berezin's dress is a very clever use of plastic bags...wonder if they would make good raincoats? Is the plastic too fragile after ironing? Could it be lined perhaps with cotton to make it more comfortable...and less transparent! The only other question is how do you recolour the plastic?

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