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Dress Seven: On Project Runway the designers had to create an outfit any of the materials that are used to make a Saturn hybrid car.
Moments before evacuating from New Orleans in a car that’s not a Saturn hybrid, Heidi Gunn issued the same challenge to us for LiveJournal Runway. I don’t have a Saturn hybrid either, but I did manage to ransack a 1984 Subaru hatchback. This is what I created…
About the design: Peeling away the interior fabric from the roof of the car left me with a material that was like a stretchy tan ultrasuede on one side and denim on the other. I also grabbed a seat cover and managed to wrench off a taillight cover before the owner of the car started shooting at me.
Using these materials, I created a stretch denim flat front pant for Nikki using the “denim” side of the interior fabric. With the leftover material, I used the tan ultrasuede side to make a bustier top. Then I made a vest from the shearling seat cover and lined it with the ultrasuede. With the leftover scraps I made a purse, decorated with a star crafted from the taillight cover.
Nikki: This design is hip casual cool. I really like the star, because–
Timothy: Because you’re a star. We know.
Nikki: Yeah, that’s true. But I was going to say it’s very reflective, and it would make me feel safe at night.
Timothy: While walking the streets?
Nikki: Don’t make me cut you.
Update: The judges have spoken. Nikki and I won. Yay!
Dress Six View here.
Dress Five View here.
Dress Four: View here. (I won!)
Dress Three: View here.
Dress Two: View here.
Dress One: View here. (I won!)