TAG: Recycled fabrics

Equality Inspired Public Designs

Equality Inspired Public Designs

Art exhibits and design statement pieces can be aesthetically appealing as well as carry significant messages. Whether through visual installations or exterior building features, showing a commitment to social equality can be displayed in several ways. One public art project called Under the Baobab was created by Pirate Technics. Their rendition of the African baobab tree and its symbolization formed soft, yet colorful pieces that were done for the community. Initially developed for London’s Festival of the World, local design students helped construct the visual, and it has also been used by storefronts to display their fabrics. The baobab tree, which is… read more

Totally Simple to Make Tiered Dresses and Skirts

Totally Simple to Make Tiered Dresses and Skirts

If you have a supply of extra fabric or unworn skirts or dresses, think about transforming them into custom tiered fashions. Using mainly old clothes, fabric remnants or inexpensive thrift store finds, you can make your own tiered dresses and skirts, and the same technique can be used to make designs to fit both child and grown up sizes. Additional supplies needed are scissors, thread or fabric glue and a sewing machine or endurance abundant sewing hands. Portions of clothing or other recycled fabrics are ideal for this project, as are things that are never worn, like old miniskirts or… read more

Do It Yourself Upcycled Skirts

Do It Yourself Upcycled Skirts

If you love comfortable, tailor made skirts but don’t enjoy their non-adjustable price tag, try designing your own. Look in the closet or at secondhand stores for fabric bargains and chances are inspiration will strike. With tons of free online resources and a little imagination you don’t need supreme sewing capabilities to upcylce skirts for the whole family. Skirts of any size can be made from an endless list of materials. Take a look at what you have lying around that can be resalvaged. It is likely that you already have most of what is needed to use for a… read more