I live to watch obnoxious people create exquisite fashion; and currently I’m wallowing in a slew of fashion-design and sewing reality shows on TV. I am in hog heaven. Here are the shows, in no particular order: Project Runway, Season 18 on Bravo every Thursday at 8pm Central time. The original! I’ve been watching PR… Read More Indulging in Sewing and Fashion Design TV
In most general sewing, it’s best to avoid stitching in areas where it’s unnecessary – to avoid the too much thread syndrome. Yes, there is such a thing, although the concept can be quite subjective. However, too much thread can be useful in certain areas of dressmaking and general fashion sewing. Such as, designs where… Read More Too Much Thread Can be a Good Thing: Multiple Rows of Top-Stitching
My life is complete. It’s National Sewing Month; and Project Runway Season 15 Premieres in 2 weeks. To celebrate, I’ll combine my two obsessions mentioned above. As I do with each Project Runway season, I snarkily address the contestants of the show. This time I’m addressing the producers of Project Runway directly, and offering unsolicited… Read More Happy Sewing Month! and Unsolicited Suggestions for #ProjectRunway Challenges
Instead of me writing some introductory drivel, let’s get right to this Jeopardy-like post. Hope you enjoy it. Go ahead, add your own impressions in the comments section. A note to all involved with Project Runway: Under the Gunn: I love you all and adore the show. Please forgive my snarkiness. It’s me, not you…. A: He wears… Read More Project Runway: Under the Gunn Games
Dear PR Contestants, I love and admire you all (I mean all of you, including designers from all seasons past), but some of your utterances leave me non-plussed. Please read below. I’m not quoting you directly, but using the gist of your comments as aired on Project Runway. My own snarky words are in red italics.… Read More Sh*t Project Runway Designers Say
Hey Project Runway fans, Season 12 is now filming! Time for some more unsolicited pointers for contestants. Feel free to read my previous PR advice post or my special French Seam tutorial for Project Runway contestants. Yup, these tips will keep coming. Nope, I’m not trying out for Tim Gunn’s job. Dear Project Runway Designers, Congratulations on winning a place in… Read More Not Trying to be Tim Gunn…..
Hi there, future Project Runway designers! As promised, here is a tutorial on how to make a French seam. Let’s get started. First, I’d like you to see this image of a silk organza blouse. Can you spot the French seams? Usually, it is used in sheer fabric such as chiffon, silk organza etc. But it’s also… Read More Sew a French Seam
Dear future stars of Project Runway, Just a few things for you to consider, from a fan of Project Runway since Season 1 Episode 1….. Please learn how to make a French seam. I’m looking at you, Richard (Season 11)! I’ll show you how to make a French seam on this blog. Please check in tomorrow. Do… Read More Sewing and Other Advice For Future Project Runway Contestants