The Chocolate Box Dress

If you've been wondering what to do with all of the empty chocolate box containers that you have from Valentine's Day, here's an idea for you:  make a ballgown!  This dress is the creation of Laura Billimack of Champaign, IL for the 2015 Hatch Trashion Show held in Urbana, IL.  Don't you want to know how she did it?  How many boxes of chocolate does one have to eat?  

The lovely model is one of my daughter's best friends, the vivacious Ciara Reilly.  Ciara did know that the containers came empty from the IDEA store.  The IDEA store is a eco-edu-art non-profit marketplace in Champaign, IL where people can donate things that they are not using for other people to buy them to use!  You can find the greatest things there- like a huge stack of empty chocolate boxes!

They had many other great recycled fashions (or trashions!) coming down the runway, but I wasn't close enough to get any more photos.   I believe they had over 50  fabulous entries, but this one really stole the show!  Hats off to Ms. Billimack for such a great design!

What do you think?  Could you have imagined such a gorgeous dress from empty chocolate boxes?

Happy Sewing!

1 comment

  1. That is so coooooool! She did a great job with this!


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