Thanks to the help of app, Aurasma (available both on apple and android)
Augmented reality was easily (and painlessly) implemented onto the garment. When specific parts of the dress was “detected” by the app (using a device), images of DIY projects with tutorials taken from various sources online will be displayed.
The dress has a total of 6 DIY projects found online. The main driving force for this feature, was to create more awareness about the diversity and availability of multiple resources and tutorials about recycling online. It seeks to encourage and entice the audience into trying out repurposing their “junk” lying around the house.
All images were accompanied (hardcopy) with a QR code to the source site and visitors can choose to scan the QR code or follow the link provided, in order to find out more about the project, obtain tutorials, etc.
Plastic bags were collected, folded (above) and then fused using an iron (below).
For the final design, the colour scheme was extremely specific and only specific shades of colours were used when creating and arranging the garment.
Plastic modules were hand cut individually and arranged according to size and types of cuts used (slanted slits, even slits (on each module)). During arrangement of colours , pattern and design of the garment was slowly experimented on and evolving.
Plastic foam fruit protectors were used to support the areas of the dress below the waist (due to the weight, modules above the waistline had a difficult time retaining it’s shape and strength).
(Above) Due to the weight, the dress was warping and quite unstable therefore a tutu was created and to be added on.
Creation of tutu using unfazed plastic bin liners knotted and joined together on a piece of cloth.
Dress was stripped from the manikin and strips of fusible interlocking cloth was glued on to make the base sturdier (the bust area had already been glued and secured together while on the manikin).
The final design of the garment (before trimming of the tutu).