Tims Take

Finding creativity among seatbelts, floor mats, headlights, and seat cushions!

on Aug 27, 20080
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Blayne created a dress using vertical lengths of taupe seatbelts. That structural arrangement and the construction it required - overlapping and sewing each seatbelt to another - increased both volume and textile rigidity, which fight against fit. In addition, the skirt of the dress cascaded in deliberately uneven lengths, which, frankly, looked sloppy. Blayne's challenge was to give the dress some shape and some elegance of proportion. He didn't (and maybe couldn't). So, with sloppiness and horrendous fit looming large, he's very lucky that the judges moved on and left him relatively unscathed.

3 comments
flo fis
flo fis

thank you for this blog because once again this season i am so disappointed in judges' choices

i thought this week's design was sweet and fresh and no one would guess made from car bits - if not best at least deserved to pass over kenleys's air filters which looked frumpy and uncomfortable

judges are apparently terrified to remove stella - jumped with evident relief on keith's sensitivity to last week's criticism over his humourous take on the funky chicken whichh again at least deserved a pass on drag night

it seems that judges, in panic to avoid having to tell Stella that she has not got what it takes have lost the plot this year

flofish
flofish

- what is going on - clearly someone's beloved is being held hostage by stella's gang - else so many good designers would not have exited before her

flofish
flofish

i thought it was awful - the vacuum bags worked so well, but this failed dismally. the model looked like a frump