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Friday, July 29, 2011

We Interrupt This Sewing Blog For Project Runway, Episode 1 Season 9

So Project Runway had its first episode last night. Lily and I were at the TV with a big tub of popcorn. 
Episode 1 Challenge :
 Creating an outfit from your jammies and the bedsheet you slept on.
I hoped they washed this stuff first...
  I just finished a vintage bedsheet dress, but the contestants didn't have such a cool sheet to work with. Instead, they had plain grey or white poly cotton blend sheets to dye with some provided dyes. I was really impressed by the  former Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Anya Chee who has only been sewing for four months. Her pants fit great and the top was really cute. 
Anyas palazzo pants and silk blouse made from her nightgown.
My favorite contestant last night was Burt Keeter, the 57 tear old recovered alcoholic who had stopped designing in 1992 after his partner died of AIDS. In the 70's he worked for  heavyweights  Bill Blass and Halston, although in what capacity they don't say. Everyone loves a comeback! His dress was made from his boxer shorts and a bedsheet  and was pretty good! However, what is up with all the  super short skirts and dresses?  I can't help feeling those outfits would look better if they were just a wee bit longer. I mean one of the contestants was praying the butt cheeks of his model wouldn't come out of the skirt!  They had a sheet to work with, not a pillowcase.
Burts' dress made from his boxers and his sheet.
Burt Keeters's winning outfit made from his gingham boxers and a bedsheet. I think this skirt is way too short and would look a lot more chic if it was a little longer. But I love the draping around the bodice.
And last but not least, this weeks losing outfit:



  1. I love love love Burt! Did you watch the casting special beforehand? Everything he showed in that was fantastic too. I was fully expecting, like the others, that since he designed in the 70's his things would have a dated feel to them. I was pleasantly surprised that they were so modern and chic!

  2. I was out of town and forgot to set the DVR. Thank you for reminding me!

    Can't wait to see what the others did.

  3. I love Anyas clothes but I'm suspicious about her being truthful. Her first time sewing pants and they turn out so fabulous. Only sewing for four month. Huh?

    Great show though. I love Project Runway.

  4. YAY! Thanks for the recap--I don't think I can watch it it's fun to see the creations!

  5. I love the show, never missed a season. Hope the show will be showing soon on our channels.


  6. The loser outfit is horrendous! I need to find which channel is showing this series in the UK!


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