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Question: What was YOUR favorite creation from Episode Two - Pregancy Chic?
Althea's - click to see it - 6 (6.3%)
Carol Hannah's - click to see it - 2 (2.1%)
Christopher's - click to see it - 2 (2.1%)
Epperson's - click to see it - 0 (0%)
Gordana's - click to see it - 2 (2.1%)
Irina's - click to see it - 9 (9.4%)
Johnny's - click to see it - 2 (2.1%)
Logan's - click to see it - 1 (1%)
Louise's - click to see it - 13 (13.5%)
Malvin's - click to see it - 0 (0%)
Mitchell's - click to see it - 0 (0%)
Nicolas's - click to see it - 3 (3.1%)
Qristyl's - click to see it - 0 (0%)
Ra'mon-Lawrence's - click to see it - 0 (0%)
Shirin's - click to see it - 56 (58.3%)
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Topic: PROJECT RUNWAY: Season 6 - Episode 2 - Official Craftster Discussion Thread  (Read 6317 times)
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« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2009 06:36:32 PM »

I knew you guys would like that book. Mine gets used so much just fliping through for inspiration the pages are falling out.
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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2009 12:22:30 PM »

Several of the designers, while their looks were not terrible, failed to take into consideration how the hem fell. Many of them were shorter in the front than the back while walking the runway, which is a pet preve of mine while pregnant. It also bothered me they made them use the bellies, but made no mention or thought that pregnant boobs are much larger than those model's. I loved the winning design. And I agree with who went home. While, yes, the chicken suit was better constructed, no pregnant woman would dream of wearing it.
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« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2009 12:09:36 AM »

I love how Louise's design took into consideration the fact that a pregnant woman's body evolves during pregnancy, and included adjustable waistlines and room for the boob's to grow with. The long black dress with the weaved ribbons on top annoyed me, because no pregnant woman would be able to wear that, those ribbons would barely cover the nipples, let alone any boob based stretch marks that may develop. I thought that the judges, all having experienced pregnancy would have commented on that.

Who watched project runway allstars? A few surprises there....
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« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2009 10:45:59 AM »

I agree with most everyone that Shirin's design was gorgeous and practical. That coat wasn't even necessary for her to make to win. It's almost like she's showing off!

Several of the designers, while their looks were not terrible, failed to take into consideration how the hem fell.

That bothered me too. Dresses ride up, and they're going to ride up even more if you have a growing body. Not to mention when you sit down, the back is going to go way up. Some dresses were way too short, especially in the back.

There doesn't seem to be a consistency in the judging from season to season. Usually vision is rewarded rather than making nice clothes that people will buy. Christian, Jeffrey, etc. - not many people would want to wear their stuff. Yet, like in this episode, they kept someone for having something that could be more wearable if executed well. Never mind that there was nothing unique about it, and it was a second showing of awful sewing. (I thought Malvin's idea was too literal and poorly executed, but he at least attempted to try something different. That usually is worth more on PR than something boring and poorly executed.) They also complain to designers about something, like being tired of a certain look, and when they change it they complain about it. Like Uli in the all-stars challenge. They complained before about her prints, and when she took them away they complained about it! It would be hard to be a contestant, because you'd never really know what they were looking for.

Maybe with new producers and a new channel, the judges are getting more control?
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« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2009 05:03:27 PM »

I was definitely surprised in the first ep that Ari was dumped rather than Mitchell, who doesn't seem to be able to sew.  Usually the more... "unique" designers are kept to see what they can do.  Her portfolio on Lifetime's site reflects a very Burning Man sort of style; cool, but can it really be translated to "normal" clothes?  I guess we'll never know.

I was less surprised that Mitchell was kept in the second round. I felt his concept was good, execution obviously not so much.  I think the judges were looking at the final concept for who to keep in the second round; Malvin's concept was totally off the mark whereas Mitchell's was right on.  If he can pull it together and get his projects done right, it could be interesting.  I can't say I'm super impressed with his portfolio though - he's really into that messy, loads of draping effect.
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« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2009 11:28:14 PM »

I found an online tute for lattice smocking!!!! http://www.savvyseams.com/techniques/canadian.php Okay, now I have to try this.
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« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2009 07:06:31 AM »

I found an online tute for lattice smocking!!!! http://www.savvyseams.com/techniques/canadian.php Okay, now I have to try this.

I have used this tutorial, very easy to follow.
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« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2009 07:26:20 PM »

Thank you sooo much for posting that tutorial. I purchased a not-very-flattering jersey maternity dress on clearance at Target this past weekend hoping some savvy Craftster could help me add a braid to the waist like Shirin's dress.

I have to agree, most of those hemlines were waaaay too short. I'm five months pregnant, not even showing that much and I wouldn't feel comfortable in those. 
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« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2009 11:24:17 AM »

Ok, the judges are confusing me as well! They talk of some things being boring....And I don't see it. And then they speak of how amazing something is....I don't see it! I keep up on this stuff because I work (well, not at the moment) in the fashion industry and went to design school. But really, I think for all our talk of being a fabulous pretentious designer/ model/ stylists, all our taste is in our mouth! Some things are obviously going to please the masses, and the rest, to each his own I guess Grin
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« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2009 11:37:27 AM »

I agree with those who’ve said that Heidi’s sewing ability doesn’t affect her judging ability.  The skills of creating and critiquing are separate skills, and a person may be good at one without knowing anything about the other. 

it's a shame they didn't strive to make the models look pregnant up top, too--it was really unrealistic. 

That was my thought, too!  Teeny, skinny B-cup model + bump-pad ≠ pregnant lady.  My sister went from a D-cup to a G-cup during her pregnancy. All those tiny little straps for bodices (such as Irina's dress) would’ve been like trying to cover up a canteloupe with a shoe lace.

What I didn’t like about Malvin’s outfit is that it looked exactly like a baby sling.   There’s conceptual, and then there’s “baby shower joke costume masquerading as couture”.   Furthermore, the challenge was specifically supposed to be for something chic, flattering, and wearable, NOT something conceptual.  Malvin came across to me as either so arrogant that he didn’t care to listen to others, or with such poor social skills that he didn’t know how (probably the second).  Either way, he certainly wasn’t going to benefit any from being on the show any longer. 

My favorite was split between Shirin’s smart coat and dress ensemble, and Gordana’s chic but cozy sweater, top, and leggings.  I loved how Gordana’s outfit had different textures in a subtle color palette; I loved the pretty, cozy, lacy sweater; and I loved how the fitted leggings and satin top hinted at sexiness while the covered arms and legs kept everything conservative. 

I also liked the modern-with-a-nod-to-vintage look of Irina’s design (loved that little ivory tulle flower-like embellishment on the otherwise streamlined turquoise sundress), though it was pretty much unwearable as-is (too short, uneven hem, teeny bodice). 

I was surprised that both of the first two cuts were for being too avant-garde.  I hope enough crazy is kept on the runway (just the runway; I’m not a big fan of drama in the sewing room) to keep things interesting and inspiring. 

I found an online tute for lattice smocking!!!! http://www.savvyseams.com/techniques/canadian.php Okay, now I have to try this.

Oooh, cool!
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