Dare To Wear The Ikea Blue Bag Dress?

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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!)

Ikea blue blag dress

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!

Ikea blue blag halter dress

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.

Ikea blag dress

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)

Ikea Toy bag

Ikea ology course Parsons


#1 Adriana on 01.26.10 at 6:03 am

LOL! My name same and I could have done such a thing! Not even made it to a study at a prestigious school as Parsons is let alone become a teacher there. I could have though……:D

#2 Adriana on 01.26.10 at 6:04 am

Oh sorry, I forget someone my dearest best friend who so good with things like this, he’s brilliant! :))

#3 kpriss on 01.26.10 at 6:12 am

Then push him a bit! Creativity always has its place here! Not to mention the viral powers of Internet! Life is like a box of chocolates! dixit Forrest Gump

#4 Adriana on 01.26.10 at 6:24 am

…….and he hates the interwebs. He really does!

Good morning lady.:)

#5 Ellington on 01.26.10 at 11:34 am

That is pretty fabu I’d say.
I like it when people are creative with everyday things.
Oh and Adriana I am way sure that you too could make something rather nifty from these bags or anything else, you are very creative! : )

#6 Adriana on 01.26.10 at 3:50 pm

Inventive. That’s also a good word. In need of a big apron of late I used a big sized bin liner and a belt.

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