It's really nice when you have a friend who shares the same passion as you. R had texted me early last week about an upcycling / refashioning initiative organised by TaF.tc (The Academy of Fashion Professions) and the Singapore Committee for UN Women. Participants would refashion end-of-season garments from Club21. These would then be sold, with the proceeds benefiting the campaign, End Violence Against Women.
|Before: Top with scarf hanging over its right shoulder. It also has a ruffle on the left side.|
|Think, think, think. It's useful to make a few sketches.|
In the end this is what I made - a resort chic wrap dress!
Note: You don't have to make a macrame necklace, you could you use an existing chain as well!
|I made a hole on each side of the garment. These is where the necklace would be inserted.|
So, after a few days, this is what I got. It is translucent, so you would need to wear it with a bathing suit underneath, or shorts and bikini top / tube top. The intent is to enable the wearer to go from the beach and walk straight into lunch or dinner in the same outfit. I'm thinking resort chic! What do you think?