Repurposed Damaged Garments Made into a Multi-Style Wrap Dress

Sarah Strempel

This project demonstrates how four damaged garments have been combined to create a dress worn in multiple ways. Holes, rips, and stains in the clothes were made into an interesting feature with consideration of placement on the body. The focus of this project addresses the damaging effects of excess clothing ending up in landfill from disposing pieces that are a little less than perfect. The purpose of this dress is to inspire others to extend the life of their garments and work towards a more sustainable future.

Garment worn in multiple ways by Sarah Strempel
Inspiration board by Sarah Strempel

Image References:

BridesMade Inc. n.d. Dusty Lilac Infinity Floor Length Bridesmaid Dress. [online] Available at: <https://bridesmadeonline.com/products/floor-infinity-dusty-lilac> [Accessed 8 November 2020].

Designs by Heidi. 2017. Denim Daze!. [online] Available at: <https://designsbyheidi.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/denim-daze/amp/> [Accessed 8 November 2020].

NUDEVOTION. n.d. Nude And Blush Sexy Dresses | Nudevotion. [online] Available at: <https://www.nudevotion.com/s/nude-blush-dresses/> [Accessed 8 November 2020].

Zara. n.d. Leather Patchwork Mini Skirt. [online] Available at: <https://www.zara.com/us/en/search?searchTerm=leather%20patchwork%20mini%20skirt> [Accessed 8 November 2020].

Design development by Sarah Strempel
Garment display showcasing drape by Sarah Strempel
Details of garment by Sarah Strempel

Visual fashion clip by Sarah Strempel

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