They started with clothes bought at a local op-shop back in March and now textile students at Mackillop College have created their own corsets and waistcoats.
As part of a unit of work called 'waste wear' the project was designed to give students an awareness of recycling and reusing existing clothes, teacher Megan Hudson said.
"The idea of this particular unit is to re-purpose textiles to try and cut down on the world's second biggest pollutant," Ms Hudson said.
"The other benefit is that sourcing fabric from op shops keeps the costs down for students who need to fund their own projects."
Year 10 student Jess Hamel said the journey to the finish product has been a long one.
"It seems like so long ago in some ways but in others time seems to have flown by," Jess said.
"After going to the op-shop we had to come up with our designs and modify a standard pattern to make our corsets or waistcoats unique."
The project required students to source fabrics, design their own pattern and finally construct a corset or waistcoat.
Maddi McKee said the process behind the creation of the items had been a lot of work.
"They all look pretty great now but there has been a lot of work that has gone into making them," Maddi said.
"We had to use a minimum of three different techniques in the creation of our designs from pleating, confetti fabric and draping to overlay and different kinds of sewing.
"They are all different and it has been great to see how everyone has inspired everyone and all the different designs."
Both girls said they were happy with their final pieces.
"On the mannequin they all look really great," Maddi said.
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