Robert, I saw an idea on this list serv or perhaps not, can't remember, where
the entire class was given an assignment to design fashions for (you choose
the occasion--ballroom gown, prom dress, etc.) and the material they were
given was plastic garbage bags. If it catches on the class can bring in old
jewelry, ribbons, ties, etc. to accessorize. Of course, the unit ended with
a runway fashion show with student designed props and music! Perhaps this
might fit into your curriculum. Let me know if you try it.