I am 16 years old and I love Cathy Cassidy books - my favourite is Summer's Dream as I'm a perfectionist like Summer, and sometimes I get carried away...
We've been told you recently entered a cool design competition...
That's right! Junk Kouture is an Irish fashion design competition that lets you create catwalk designs from recycled materials. You can go as crazy as you want! I've always loved art and design, so this comp was right up my street! It's an Irish competition with regional heats; there were 2000 entries this year and 320 go through to the regionals, 60 for each region. I am through to the Northern regionals which take place in Derry soon! Twenty entries will then be picked to go to the grand final in Dublin.
Wow! Good luck, Sorcha! Did you enjoy making your dress?
Definitely! It was really fun to do as it's mainly made from Quality Street wrappers - me and my friends and family had fun eating them all! I loved coming up with the design and making the accessories, and doing the choreography was cool too. My runway song is Little Mix's song Wings, because my dress is called Freedom Butterfly.
I love fashion design, because it's a great way to express yourself and let your creativity shine. I'd actually like a career as a dietician, though, so this will probably just be a hobby for me!
Do you have any ideas on how we can raise awareness for green issues and recycling?
A lot more could be done in schools and public places to help the environment... we need more recycling bins! Junk Kouture was a great way to make recycling fun, but there are lots of things you can do at home too... decorate old shoe boxes for storage or glam up an old jacket instead of throwing it out... get creative! If you do art at school you can recycle things as part of your projects - original and fit will cost you nothing!
Do you fancy a career as a fashion designer? Or a catwalk model? Check out the book Strike A Pose Daizy Star by Cathy Cassidy... Daizy has to design a dress from junk, too, and it doesn't go too smoothly! You can find out more about the book here....
Let us know if YOU have designed and made a dress, or if you have any cool recycling or green projects at YOUR school... COMMENT BELOW to share your views, or email us here!