Remember that Trashion show I keep mentioning (like here and here) and the tail I made for it? Well, I finally completed the last part of the mermaid outfit to go with that tail. Because after all, every mermaid needs a recycled mermaid dress, right?
Recycled Mermaid Dress
I had my daughter model it, even though it is not for her, and not her size, just to give you an idea. But, she COULD NOT STOP POPPING THE BUBBLE WRAP. Broken finger and all.
Now, on to those materials. I used a good deal of bubble wrap for the sleeves and the skirt. I also used the cushion wrap as an overlay, on top of an old bed sheet. This dress is a for an adorable little girl that uses a wheelchair, so I wanted the inside to be as comfortable for her as possible. The skirt also uses produce netting.
I tied more produce netting around the sleeves instead of adding elastic (like the pattern suggests).
The one challenging aspect of working with plastic and bubble wrap was how the material was weakened at the seams. I had to reinforce it in a few places. Other than that, I just sewed it up like I would any other material.
I had the chance to do a fitting with the lovely young lady that will be wearing this dress. I am super happy that it fits her perfectly!
We are all ready for the Trashion show in April! It feels so good to cross something off my ever-growing to-do list.