OK sewing scientists, back me up here: Justin Leblanc's unconventional materials dress that walked the runway at NYFW 2013 was made from PIPET TIPS and not test tubes, am I right?
Look at this gorgeousness!
And here's a couple of admittedly terrible screen shots from episode 13:
No, it's actually pipet tips Justin.
|Top = test tube|
Bottom = pipet tip
Now that that little bit of scientific accuracy (and precision!) is over with, how can I make my own pipet tip dress? I know it is supremely impractical, doesn't allow sitting / kneeling / going to the bathroom, but hey, I'd look and sound fabulous in it!
It's vaguely like a native american jingle dress, except the jingles are plastic, not metal. And they are oriented the other way around. I made some unblogged jingle dress separates for The Sew Weekly last year, and the post is still here, so now I'm full of ideas about how I can adapt the jingle dress idea and make a kind of sewing scientist unconventional materials dress of my very own.
Wouldn't that be an incredible sew-along?!? After all, the unconventional materials challenge is most Project Runway fans' favourite episode.
What do you think? Am I crazy, or have you also been hankering to go materials shopping at the hardware / grocery / garden center / lab?
OK, I'm on my way over to twitter to try to stir up the idea. :)