It was better this week, don’t you think? Mr Beardy is getting really bitchy with the contestants, yet everyone smiles and simpers at him, while I screech imprecations at the screen. Edna Mode looks suitably pinch-lipped at times, and Madame Tango still requires a thorough slapping…
The ‘educational’ segment this week didn’t appear [to me] to have any glaring inaccuracies, and showed some gorgeous modern West African designer garments. Lovely.
If you didn’t already know, they made ‘International’ clothes this week.
Challenge 1, was pretty tricksy- a chinese style top in horribly fraying brocade. In two and a half hours. Patently ridiculous, and it looked to me as if the instructions were somewhat lacking…that, or most of the contestants have trouble reading instructions.
One thing I was irked by- getting a close-fitting garment onto a rigid dummy is NOT EASY, and that seemed designed to stretch and damage the garments during the fitting and construction stages. Anyway, they weren’t bad on the whole, even if the order they were placed in was somewhat dodgy.
Recycling was quite fun- they all got a sari to remodel. Some scarily poor trouser cutting, some lovely use of trim and borders…but in an hour and a half you can’t do much really can you?
Again, the oddness of having FIVE hours plus, and a week of practice, to make a fitted, wax-print cotton dress. There was some nice work, and some poor understanding of fitting [not that I’m an expert!]
The lad that went should have gone weeks ago in my opinion, and wasn’t actually the worst this week [little redhead, I’m looking at you!]
Anyway, nothing really to rant about, other than the presenters. Let’s see what they come up with next week, when they do the 60s.