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Altered Couture is a fundraiser, with parameters. Materials must be 2nd hand or cast off.


Above: White dress made is made from Master Pack packing plastic. which originally contained rolls of fiberglass insulation. Leah Cross, is modeling and the photo above by Andrew Batson.

Top left: The peplum, worn at the hips, is stitched coffee bags. We included several crinoline underskirts. A handprinted silk panel forms the front of the skirt and the silver circles are curtain grommets. 


Left:  A Dress Book is made from children's board books, cut and stitched to red silk slip. It has raised money at fashion show fundraisers in California, Maine and New Hampshire.

All other photos are mine. Please ask permission if you wish to use them and provide credit if you do.