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Sunday, January 15, 2012

How to Wear a Garbage Bag Dress Pretty

Following my fashion posts on How to Wear a Man's Shirt Pretty and More Styles to Upcycle a Man's Shirt, dear bloggy friends Mama Grace and Veronica "challenged" me to wear a potato sack and make it look pretty.

I'm not really one to give up a good dare, but seriously, I don't know where to get a potato sack in Singapore! Probably because I don't go to the market often enough haha... But anyway, I found a good substitute which I think will work just as well ;p

Behold, the household Garbage Bag.....

As a lovely toga dress...

Or as a chic tube dress

My hubby says it actually looks good like faux leather so SCORE!! :) Now, I'm no fashion designer or seamstress, so these are just simple garbage bag dresses that I threw together in about 20 mins each. In other words, you can make them too! All you need is
  1. A large black garbage bag {no, really.. ;p}
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. A belt to cinch & give the dress some shape
  4. Some clear cellotape for structuring
  5. Lots of imagination & confidence to pull it off {very important!!}

Greatest part is, no sewing required. And you can save money!! The dresses I created today were probably good enough to wear to a fancy dress party at homes, but probably not downtown as I'm not sure how well they will hold up haha.. Maybe if I took a bit more time to position & tape everything properly *grinz*

There are heaps of other ways I can think of wearing a garbage bag, but I've no time to execute them all. If you have tried making a garbage bag dress, let me know! I'd love to see how you wore it!

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31 comments:

Brandi Yee said...

LOL I love this!! It actually looks really good! Unreal that you can pull that off :) Well, next time I don't know what to wear and I'm getting ready for garbage day...who knows what will happen ;) haha

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Vanessa Scott said...

This is pretty awesome! Didn't it get hot and sticky after a while? You can certainly pull off wearing a garbage bag lol! I love it.

Julie said...

Very interesting, I would love it if you shared this here:

http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-your-stuff-6.html

Quirky Jessi said...

Wow, way to make a trash bag look like high fashion!

Susan said...

This reminds me so much of orientation games where we have to create a dress using random items. In fact, I think a contestant from Project Runway did a dress a like that, but yours rocks so much much more!

Bee said...

That's awesome! Reminds me of that crazy Aussie lady from the 90's, Jeannie Little, who always used to go on the Midday Show in these amazingly extravagant dresses made from shopping and garbage bags.

Ai Sakura said...

Brandi: haha if you do try it, let me know! I wanna see!

Vanessa: yeah it did but I was in my room so it wasn't that bad ;p

Julie: thanks for the invitation! will pop over :)

Quirky Jessi: oh you flatter me so ;p

Susan: Wow I haven't watched Project Runway in ages since Chriatian Sirrano won! Are they showing it now?

Bee: I'm gonna google her now haha

Naomi said...

Hahaha! You're my hero. I love your sense of humor :)

Grace said...

Wow !!! That is TOTALLY cool !! You look so hot ! I really love the belt and especially the shoes - they really match the dress ! You're just too talented ! :D

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

Okay, I have to take my hat off to you! If you don't work in fashion, maybe you should! You've outdone yourself with the challenge Mama Grace and I dared you to try. Brilliant!

Sannah said...

I don't think I could pull it off, but I think you look fantastic!
Well done!
xx Sannah

Jayne said...

Heh. You are talented! And look great too.

Jess@Diary of a SAHM said...

Honestly, you make that look amazing!
I think you could start a whole new fashion line there? :)

Ai Sakura said...

Naomi: haha thanks!

Grace: thanks! The accessories help maketh the dress I guess :)

Veronica: heh I'm still keeping the potato sack at the back of my head so it might be posted one day :p

Sannah: thanks! Give it a try!

Jayne: thanks love!

Jess: wonder if anybody would buy it though haha

Mommy LaDy Club said...

This is funny. The tube style is not bad at all! You could make a cute rain coat with it too I would think;)

Nice to find you on Reflexions!...
Courtney

Big Tavel Adventure said...

you're new alexander mcqueen ;). it looks good on you!

Stacy said...

Your hubby is so supportive... mine would have fallen off the chair laughing at me!

Sunny said...

|Hi! I enjoyed your idea and taking on the challenge! Very clever..your name is so pretty! Have a great week! Sunny109

Sunny said...

Hi again! I enjoy your blog and am going to link with you for "Wordless Wednesday". Sunny109

The Belly Dancer said...

They are awesome! Great inspiration!

Valerie Hayes said...

This is So Clever! Love! Saw you on TipJunkie. XOXO

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

ohh my goodness... this is incredible. surprisingly quite stylish :)

Clairejustine said...

Looks great,thanks for linking up at Creative Mondays :)

the cheese thief said...

Lol, I love it. You wear it well. It reminds me of that one I love Lucy episode where she wears potato sacks becau Ricky said it's designer.

Karima said...

Wow what an unusual idea! Karima

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

What a clever idea! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday, I look forward to seeing you again next week!

Camille Griffiths said...

Wow, I would have thought it was impossible but those trash bag dresses do look pretty!

adventuresindinner said...

Good Grief! You are talented! This looks wonderful.

Thank-you so much for taking the time to share at our Pin'Inspiration party this week. I really hope that you can take part in my "Beat the Winter Blues" party on Saturday. :-)

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Very impressive!

Amy said...

Fantastic! Way to take on a good dare! So glad you linked up at Shine on Fridays!

Sherry said...

This is so smart! You look good. Fun fashion! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry