Sunday, September 13, 2015

Project Runway recap

I have been doing soooooo much sewing and I haven't been able to show you any of it. I'm participating in a blog tour and all the items are for that, so they're being hidden away! I can't wait to show you what I've been up to!

Spoilers ahead...

Best moments: The sleepover was cute. Did you see Merline in a hammock?? Did Tim seriously sleep there?

Worst moments: Somebody get Blake an anatomy book. Also, the women had a definite advantage here. That said, somebody always has an advantage because somebody is always more experienced with one thing or another. 

I was disappointed that so many people used the base bras, although I'm glad they were provided. Can you imagine?? They'd all look like Blake's free-flying boobies.

Uhm...the runway show was almost over before I realized that my 3 year old was intently watching this episode full of boobs and blurring and booty. I think she was mostly confused.

Best garment: None, really. The cute ones were poorly made and the well-made ones were boring.

Worst garment: Blake by a mile. This might have been worse than Emilio's pink string bikini of yore. 

Best quote: "If your model is only missing a whip, you've gone too far." --Tim Gunn

We're finally rid of Blake. I maintain that he does not know how to use a sewing machine. He hand-sewed the underwear, which would have taken 10 minutes by machine. I think he thinks he's couture, but he's really just unskilled. This was a fairly disappointing episode, which is always true when they're asked to make a specific thing like pants or menswear. Is it too much to ask for some range?

Next week: More unconventional baloney.


  1. "The cute ones were poorly made and the well-made ones were boring."

    This. Exactly.

    Which is why I'm not at all surprised by Merline's win. And did you see the produced set? Very cool. I would buy it! Well if I were several cup sizes smaller... ;)

    There were some really nice well made bras that would sell like hot cakes at...JCPenney. Hey! I love Penny's! But I'm sure Heidi doesn't :-p

    1. I was actually yelling at my TV when Merline won. The concept was definitely cute but good god that thing made the model's boobs look terrible! I mean obviously Blake's was waaaaay worse but sheesh, if an A cup can't pull it off what hope does anyone else have!
      The whole time I was watching I was thinking it would have taken 100% less hand sewing and way less time if they just had a basic bra block to tweak. It could have been such a better episode.

    2. Thanks for the heads up, I went and looked at the mass-produced version and I think they did a good job. I can see what Merline intended to do. But I agree with both of you, only an A cup could pull off any of these. Ashley was the only one thinking about us regular ladies and she was basically told to stop it.

    3. See but that didn't bother me. They are pretty much NEVER designing for the 'regular' sized woman. Ever. I didn't really expect the bras to be much different.

      Did you see the size of the base?!? What was that a 32A?!


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