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.

4 comments:

  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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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