Zipper fashion

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I received a surprise gift in the post, the cutest little pink zipper flower brooch, made by the ever so lovely Steph. What a wonderful, and thoughtful gift. I have been wearing my brooch with pride, thankful for such a lovely, talented friend I have made within the blogging community. Look out for Steph's zipper brooches which are available for sale through her online business Over It!

Zipper brooch, made by Steph

Steph's zipper brooch sparked an interest in researching other ways in which zippers can be refashioned into fashion garments.

Zipper belt as seen on OutsaPop Trashion

Life in Travel wearing a zipper piece by by SOHUNG DESIGN 4

Zipper vest by SOHUNG DESIGN as seen on OutsaPop Trashion

Chocolate Brown Distressed Hat with Recycled Zipper Flower

Distressed cap with recycled zipper flower
By Rockstarlette for sale on etsy

Vintage red roses button hole by Zippitydoodah on

DIY backless zipper dress project

To replicate a zipper fashion project would take creativity, but would not stretch the wallet if buying second hand. Op (thrift) shops sell second hand zippers for next to nothing; boxes filled with zippers at 10c a piece last time I checked.


MooBear Designs said...

So happy you love it! I knew you would and even better I managed to keep it a secret... Thanks for sharing it with all your followers too I means a lot!!

Xo Steph and Carlos this time because he read it over my shoulder...hehe

Brenda said...

Awww how lovely!
And the black zipper dress is HOT!
That Steph is a gem isn't she? ; )

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Lovely zip corsage, bloggers give the best gifts! I made something similar at my craft group, they're not hard per se, but I found it a bugger to sew through the layers of zip to make the centre. I also have a project bookmarked to make a zipper bib necklace - if I ever get round to it!

my thrifty closet said...

what a clever idea! Zippers are everywhere at the thrift store so this is definitely a great idea to reuse zippers!


Monica and Whitney said...

I love this zipper fashion!

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Carolyn said...

Adorable! Outsapop posts LOTS of things using zips, she has a real flair for accessorising with them in wonderful and interesting ways... have you ever seen the zip dress by Rodney Leong? It was an entrant in the WOW festival a few years back and is made entirely of zips. It is absolutely incredible, but it weighs a tonne! (not literally, but you know what I mean!)

Little Girl Big World said...

I am a fan of zipper fashion!

JeTaimeVintage said...

That flower brooch is amazing! I want one of those.

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