Zipper rib cage

Something for a trashionista Halloween? Zipper rib cage art work by Elodie Antoine.

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  1. love this. my biggest obstacle to doing more trashion is when something goes wrong I don't know how to make it look like it happened on purpose - while I have decent sewing skills, getting something to transform from what it is to what I imagine it can be often results in MORE wasted material. Where can I source all the wasted fashion items? I would love to recycle items into more cool stuff but i don't have the cash to go buy from .. well anywhere. For the last year all my clothing seems to be just get hand me downs from friends.

  2. There is nothing wrong with hand me downs, but most of my trashion materials are not the clothes that I wear in everyday life. I mostly wear second hand. In Finland we have an organization called Helsinki Area Recycling Centre (Pääkaupunkiseudun Kierrätyskeskus). It is a place where they sort out stuff for recycling and also sell them. They have a separate department for crafting materials and totally free stuff. It is and excellent place to look up free material for testing out projects with out having to pay for them. I would also recommend just calling thrift shops up. Say that you are a crafter and are looking for inexpensive materials, most can probably give you some of their stuff that is is too poor condition to sell (2nd grade of second hand). I actually use them a lot in my trashion crafts and have got so much material just for free because otherwise they would have just thrown them out. Paints, and other hardware store supplies I pay for.