Don’t know what happened with WordPress over the weekend, but I’m lost without my WYSIWYG screen!!! But not everything is working – hopefully this will all be worked out. ($%^!@$@^%!!!!!)
Thanks to Miss Celie for posting this. It’s something that I wanted to see as it sounds very interesting.
I like the fact that Project Runway and these shows are trying to bring more artistry to assembling and constructing garments, but they seem to come up with the most preposterous set of circumstances.
The first competition with the A-line skirt was Ok (a little fast), and then to alter the neckline of the blouse in an hour, which is a little tight.
As a professional, I find these deadlines a little outlandish and I work in the world of deadlines – if I don’t get the garment finished for the wedding day, not only do I not get paid, but it’s real hard for me to continue to get work. And basically my company would go in to toilet.
So it’s not like I don’t know how to work on deadlines. But I do know how to say no. When a clients says their wedding is in 6 weeks and can I do a dress for them? Well, actually yes, if I got the fabric immediately with no problems, it was in good shape (no problems with the fabric), gave up sleeping, eating and resting my weary eyes for even a moment – yes, I could do that. So when these shows come up with deadlines like in a week you have to make a ball gown or overnight you have to do this dress, I’m a little weak on that. The real world doesn’t work that way (in the atelier’s when they need something overnight before a show, which often happens, you have many people working on that garment to get it finished in time – but no many people are there to help out these contestants.
And puhlease I do not wear laundry bags – this reminds me of why I had a conflict with my very first sewing class. This is not a hint toward dressmaking!
But I know these shows have to generate drama – drama, cat-fights, sex and violence sells, and that’s the bottom line. What is most interesting is that there is enough interest for this program to get funding and air time.
Hopefully it will continue and we’ll see more of this. Unfortunately the videos on BBC are not viewable in the US (;-PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP), and someone on this show loves Doris Day!!!
So what do you think of this effort?
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