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    Does anyone really think the oriental girl has only been sewing a couple of months? I think she will have the last laugh.

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    I don't think that fact will matter, as they are judged by the finished garment(s) and not by how much experience they have. So those with little experience are judged the same as those with decades :wink: :D:D:D

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    Not possible. Her construction is toooooo advanced

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    If I had a knack for knowing what looks good on the body, a goal I'm passionate about and no job, I could learn what she's done in four months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Not possible. Her construction is toooooo advanced
    I'm finding it hard to believe as well.

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    I think you missed the idea of my post as she is doing awesome. I just think she told a falsehood.
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I don't think that fact will matter, as they are judged by the finished garment(s) and not by how much experience they have. So those with little experience are judged the same as those with decades :wink: :D:D:D

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    She is great and will probably win - such a natural

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    My assumption on her '4 months of sewing' is that she has dedicated the 4 months prior to the try-outs for sewing only. And in doing so refined her skills. I can't believe that she is that could and had never sewed on a machine before she decided to try out for the show.

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    I wondered about that as well.....Bottom line, it's all in what the finished garment looks like....

    I'm a die-hard fan of Project Runway, but this season's contestants are really lacking in personality and quirkiness....I miss "Fearless" and Chris, and a few of the others....They made me laugh....Plus, they were really good designers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhboxers
    My assumption on her '4 months of sewing' is that she has dedicated the 4 months prior to the try-outs for sewing only. And in doing so refined her skills. I can't believe that she is that could and had never sewed on a machine before she decided to try out for the show.
    Gosh has it been that long since I watched the show, I thought you had to have a portfolio of your work to qualify.

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    Maybe in dog months!! Oh wait is there sucha thing??

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    If I remember right, she had no idea how to thread the machine when she sat down to use it. I have no doubt she knew how to design and construct but it could have been by hand.......a lot of those remote places are fiercly proud of their handwork.

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    I wondered about this one too, she really doesnt design like most of the "schooled" people. I liked the quirky girl they just dumped. Too bad.

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    I think she's not truthful...I also think that last week she should have been busted for getting help. I'm sure that if her look had won somebody would have cried foul.

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    There is something about her that is amazing don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    I think she's not truthful...I also think that last week she should have been busted for getting help. I'm sure that if her look had won somebody would have cried foul.
    It isn't against the rules, and it isn't the first time one contestant has pitched in to help another. If she were busted you'd have to bust anyone who ever got a second opinion from another contestant, or got help dying fabric or threading a serger, or got someone's extra velcro or something. There are a lot of challenges where the models help with the last-minute details, too.

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    I believe her. I met a man once that broke his leg and lived in an upstairs apartment. He bought a sewing machine and taught himself to sew and made really incredible things. The leg healed and he quit sewing! When I was 11 I had only been sewing a little while and was sewing professionally for customers so it is possible to learn quickly. I think some people just have a knack for it.

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    I think that she is playing everyone. . . She doesn't know what to do but is able to sew so perfectly. I just don't buy it! I think she is looking for glory . . . She is not one of my faves.

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    I think she's a "ringer". Also, I would think that the judges take a constestant's ability to run a business into their final end-of-season decisions.

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    [quote=JulieR]
    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    I think she's not truthful...I also think that last week she should have been busted for getting help. I'm sure that if her look had won somebody would have cried foul.
    She got more help than just helping with opinions or sewing finishing touches... I think the other person who got help I forget who that was should also have gotten in trouble. It may not be the letter of the "law" but I think it's the spirit that if someone is getting that much help at this stage someone else is being sent home that may have had more potential (not this week because Julie's - was that her name?- clothes were just awful every time) At this stage it's supposed to weed out. If someone hadn't helped her (and the other person) her look wouldn't have been finished. Time will tell with her. I guess my problem with her is I don't think she is being truthful about the amount of skills she had prior to entering the show. And i dont think her story is straight. In the first episode she claims that just learned how to sew then in another part she stated that she had lots of people creating patterns and sewing from her designs. It's one thing to learn how to sew but it's a totally different skill to design.

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    I have not watched any of the the shows this season but I will in the future!

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    I, too, was shocked that she could be that good so quickly......then I had to remind myself about a local 16 year old girl.....in one year of learning to sew she made her first quilt - an original design - which not only won numerous awards, but was featured in the newspaper and a magazine! A creative genius!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahscats7
    Does anyone really think the oriental girl has only been sewing a couple of months? I think she will have the last laugh.
    There is something fishy going on there. Its important for these reality "stars" to have "something" that makes them stand out...this is what she chose. I wish that she was not getting help from fellow contestants.

    Also...the Asian young man who said he grew up in the USA from age 4 to 16. How is it he has such a heavy british/asian accent?

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    Not sure about her experience, but will say the judges this season are more catty than ever!

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    I'm really glad to have found this thread. I love Project Runway and did not realize a new one had started. I'll spend the next couple of days watching online so I'll be caught up.

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