quirky bit of sewing

Although I am a big lover of silk hemp and other natural fabrics, I sometimes do some odd and quirky sewing with materials that aren’t the usual.

This tends to lean towards wearable art, I have used plastic bags, bottle tops and packaging straps.

This time I used punctured bicycle tubes

it was interesting to work with, but I enjoyed  the challange.

here is a taster, I am hoping to get into a runway show with it fingers crossed.

Lady A design Tubless

don’t worry she is wearing a unitard, it is just flesh coloured lyrca.

if there is anyone else that enjoys working with odd materials I would love to see what you have made.

:D

Lady A

• Meet the Author • lady a


I am a wardrobe assistant at a local Ballet Company, and make costumes for burlesque and cabaret performers after hours. My blog is a construction and progress diary of some of the after hours projects, and every now and then there is some other fun bits and pieces about my hobbies. Have a look ladyadesign.blogspot.com


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4 comments… add one

  • This trumps the bedsheets I recycle into dresses! Sewing recycled stuff is very cool, but sewing recycled stuff into corsets…. that’s just AWESOME! This whole assemble looks fabulous. A combo of art, history, and creativeness. What kind of sewing machine do you use for a project like this?

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    • Thank you and I think its very cool that you recycle bedsheets, thats usually alot of fabric and can make amazing stuff. :)
      I have a Bernina 380 with a walking foot and a denim needle, I wish I had a teflon foot because the walking foot is bulky and can get in the way. Its also possible to use tissue paper, but for me it seems more environmentally friendly to get a special sewing foot ;) I hope to do some more corsets with recycled materials in the future.

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  • Hi Lady A,

    Are you entering this in WOW? This looks great.

    I also work with plastics, old computer parts, and wires and have used supermarket bags too – though I’ve never machine sewn them. Until now.

    I’m putting together a garment for this years WOW (time permitting, or it will be next year!) using a ‘fabric’ I’ve made from plastic bags. All a bit experimental of course.

    All the best with it, looks like you have the best job, costuming would be excellent experience.

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    • Hi Ange,

      I have entered things into Wow before never got in, but they get some really amazing stuff so its easy to understand. I don’t think I will enter this one into wow, but I would love to see your amazing creation.
      I hope you get in, I made a tutu out of plastic bags once it was tricky but fun. I love the ideas you have go for it.
      I do love my job its different every month, but also challenging this is what makes it worth while. :)

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