Here is a sneak peek of the cup dress I am making for the Wearable Arts Show in two weeks.
The dress is made of plastic drink cups cut in two and stitched on to a under skirt with a hula hoop in the hem. It will be worn over black leggings. The top part is going to be worn on top of a black long-sleeved shirt and is made of felt with cotton ruffles. It has a vintage circus vibe, so I went with that and added the chain and buttons.
This detail shows the trimmings. I dyed the ribbon and feathers orange. I used matching toothpicks and straws (more to the back) to tie it into the cups from the dress. I also want to make some spats to go over the boots and some gloves or wrist ruffles. I’m not sure which yet.