Friday, November 15, 2013

Project Runway All-Stars rehash

Can we talk about Colette patterns for a hot minute? I am IN LOVE with their two new patterns released this week (go here NOW if you haven't seen them yet). I have searched high and low for a decent men's coat pattern, and this one could not be any better. Especially given the quality of their instructions. AND it's unisex? AND the instruction booklets lay flat? AND there are two very useful views? I almost peed my pants I was so happy. And the new bag wonderful. If I had $60 to plop down on the kits I would have been all over that. Their pop-up Christmas shop has so many lovely things in it...le sigh.

So that's what I've been obsessing thinking about for the last three days.

Spoilers ahead...

Things I loved:

Did anyone else think of the melted-crayon-Pinterest-art project when they went into the school? Other than that, there wasn't really anything I loved about this episode. 

Things I hated:

Every time I see Elena's sketches I barf a little. ALWAYS THE SAME!

Every now and then I like the Unconventional Challenges, but I didn't like this one. "Here are a bunch of craft supplies. Now make something, but not a craft. Okay bye."

Hmmmm Viktor. He didn't cheat, per se, but I think it's obvious he was influenced by Elena's advice. Also, Elena, if it bugs you that he listened, DON'T TALK! I don't care if he stole her idea (especially since she willingly gave it) but pretending to Zanna that it just came to him is kind of shady. Give credit where credit is due.

Favorite garment(s):

I thought Viktor's was just plain beautiful. It was a good idea (no matter whose idea it was!), but then he also carried it out very well.

Least favorite garment:

Korto was on track for something pretty but it was waaaay too ambitious.

Ugh I'm over Elena's designs. Did not understand all the praise she received.

Jeffrey. He should have just stood up in the middle of the runway show and walked out.

Best line of the night:

"I'm not going to even designer-talk it. That s*** is bad." --Mychael

HEY! Did you hear, Tim Gunn is getting his own show?! It will premiere in January and be like Project Runway, only in teams. Or something.

I'm glad Mychael made it through even though his garment was literally a hot mess. I would have been fine if Jeffrey left but I think it's fair to keep them all after an unconventional challenge. Although it does make ME feel like I wasted my time watching. I can't imagine how annoyed the designers feel after stressing about an unconventional challenge, all for nothing.


  1. I think Jeffrey should go home. 3 weeks in a row in the bottom and sending his model down the runway showing her privates. Horrible. Why wasn't she allowed to wear panties? I think Victor might win the entire season.

    1. I'm trying not to be paranoid, but it makes no sense that Jeffrey is still there. You know if Heidi had been judging she would have reamed him for sending down a model who was practically naked!

      And again, trying not to be paranoid, but a lot of people think Viktor was robbed on his season when he lost to Anya. I hope this season of All-Stars isn't to "make up" for that. Even though the first season of AS was to make up to Mondo for losing his season :)

  2. Just a quick hello from a fellow Hoosier sewing blogger! Just discovered your blog when I seen another with your sewist notebook. Just got mine in the mail today and I love it. Can't wait to start getting all my ideas in there!

    1. Yay! Can't believe I haven't discovered your blog yet. Hoosiers gotta stick together :) I'm glad you like the book, I hope it's very useful for you!


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