Like many of you, I’m trying to get beyond the industrialization and unvarying of living that is Ikea. I, like many of you, am an Ikea Hacker wannabe.
Wannabe because I’ll never reach the heights featured in the following story! I’d like you to meet Adriana, a teacher from the Parsons School of Design. Adriana has designed a halter dress from one of those infamous blue Ikea bags! (click through to discover the story and more images!)
I fashioned the top of the bag and one handle as the neckline and halter for the top of the dress. Then I cut open the seams of the rest of the bag to make a backless, A-Line outfit. I sewed darts in the front and back to be shapely for my bust and back. I cut the long handles off of two more bags to create ties for the back of the dress. Waterproof and ready to tote!
That’s Adriana’s recipe for a successful dress made from an Ikea blue bag! She also made a mini bag for her nephew’s toy so there’s more to do with the blue bag! If you don’t dare turn it into an outdoor halter dress, you may just as well wear it as a waterproof apron.
What you don’t know about Adriana is what exactly she’s teaching at the Parsons School of Design! Brace yourselves! She’s teaching a course on IKEA-ology: Ikea as global urban home! Now isn’t that something? (IH via tDW)