I’m always intrigued with “alternative fabrics” and recycled materials when it comes to sewing. Sometimes you can tell exactly what the material of origin is, but there are times (I can think of several Project Runways, some online tutorials, and a few book projects) that it’s absolutely fantastic. I stumbled across this article about The Garbage Bag Gala (it also has some good tips on working with duct tape and plastic bags) benefiting the Salvation Army. From what I can see from this brief article, the duct tape and trash bag garments look very impressive! If anyone in the St. Louis area is attending this event or finds pictures of the gala online, I’d love to hear about itsee them!