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    I started watching this show last season and I like it a lot. It's amazing to see the designers cut and sew and have perfectly fitting clothes without a pattern. Of course I haven't seen one outfit I would wear down the street but it's sure fun to watch :lol:

    It's on tonight on Lifetime. 9pm central.

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    I watched a few times. It makes me mad to see then struggling putting fabrics on top of a dressform with no idea or model on what to do and the next scene shows a wonderful tailored piece. so much goes on behind the camera thet I felt tricked.

    Maria

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    We love that show! Having 2 daughters who also love to sew they come up with the coolest outfits. (nothing like they make on the show) The youngest (18 yrs,) has met 2 of the contestants and hopes to go to a fashion design college next year! I love Tim he's so cool!

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    I think it would be too boring to show the actual sewing and stitching of the clothes. And the designers are sewing 16 hours straight everyday. They have the measurements of the models on the forms exactly to a tee. Didn't one model gain weight and the dress didn't fit? I think it was 1 lb and threw the whole design off.

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    I don't ask for much :(( All I want is to see a bit more of how they actually come up with the designs and just a tad more of the sewing. I feel they concentrate on the gossiping. Opps! I forgot is a reality show. I do like it when I forget that Heidi is absolutely gorgeous after having 4 babies in 5 years. She looks amazing!

    Maria

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    Love this show!!! Watching it now, have you seen Launch My line on Bravo? That is good too.

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    I also love watching this show. It is amazing to watch some of the designers who use couture talents to make thier garments. The others use what is called, fabric draping on the dress forms, a few basic templets and tools.

    It is amazing what you can make when you have a dress form. It is world's apart from making something from a comercially made pattern and not knowing if it will fit in the right areas. (If you know what I mean, LOL!) I would like to go and shop at some of the places they get to shop at for fabrics.

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    My daughter hooked me on Runway last season. I LOVE this show!!! We banish everyone from the living room and watch it and Models. My little granddaughter loves it also. Last season, I made a quilt and would sew the binding down while watching. I got several small lap quilts done and hope to do the same this season.

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    I have never watched it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I watched a few times. It makes me mad to see then struggling putting fabrics on top of a dressform with no idea or model on what to do and the next scene shows a wonderful tailored piece. so much goes on behind the camera thet I felt tricked.

    Maria
    If you watched regularly you'd see that a whole lot of those clothes they send down the runway aren't so perfectly tailored.

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    I'm pretty sure Heidi has a lot of 'help' in the getting back to model shape. She is gorgeous. DD says lots more information is on the website about what goes on in the sewing room.

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    I have watched it a few times. It is interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Love this show!!! Watching it now, have you seen Launch My line on Bravo? That is good too.
    I love Launch My Line too. I'm glad they finally sent Patrick home. He made virtually the same dress every time. The top was almost exactly the same on every one!

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    Project Runway is one of the series I always watch. I have watched it from season 1. Some of the designers are such characters. Santino from season 2 is one of my favorites. He was always doing unique outfits. Lots of leather and feathers and weird looking outfits but def not boring!

    Laura in season 3 found out she was expecting her fifth child while on the show.

    They do some interesting challenges. It isn't just people sewing. It is more about the designing aspect of it. They have had them design outfits using only newspaper from a local news office. They have had them use only things from a car one time.

    One challenge was they could only use the clothes they had on at that moment for the challenge. They had to change and use only what they had been wearing.

    Another challenge was they had these ladies who had been divorced bring their wedding gowns in (they ranged from the 60s to 2008) and the designers could only use the material in that dress. Some had long trains and some were just a sheath. So some had big full skirts and some didn't. So there were challenges of how much fabric to work with.

    I enjoy the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Love this show!!! Watching it now, have you seen Launch My line on Bravo? That is good too.
    I love Launch My Line too. I'm glad they finally sent Patrick home. He made virtually the same dress every time. The top was almost exactly the same on every one!
    Ya I was surprised at his taste in clothes, I thought he might design some neat things because he dressed so neatly, but turned out I was wrong! He had some crazy stuff!

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    [quote=Rhonda]Project Runway is one of the series I always watch. I have watched it from season 1. Some of the designers are such characters. Santino from season 2 is one of my favorites. He was always doing unique outfits. Lots of leather and feathers and weird looking outfits but def not boring!

    I love Santino! He was my favorite, I thought he should have won. I also like watching because it is so interesting to see what they come up with in the craziest of challenges!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    I love Santino! He was my favorite, I thought he should have won. I also like watching because it is so interesting to see what they come up with in the craziest of challenges!
    LOL Wouldn't wear anything Santino created but I love his style! He has a quirky attitude too that is infectious. Rude sometimes but fun to watch.

    Did anyone see the Project Runway challenge last night where they brought back some of the designers from the earlier seasons? There was Santino and Sweet P / Chris who is a costume designer / Jeffrey winner of season 5 and more. I think there were 8 or 10. It was fun to watch.

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    Love the show. I don't watch bc DH would hate it. My 17 yo student tapes it for me. She wants to be a designer. My favorite was the clothes they made from newspapers. I loved the coat. The tape ran out before the end of the show so I had to wait 2 weeks for my student to come back to class.

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    I also watch the show. Can't watch it on Thurs., so I watch it on Friday when it is aired again. This time there is a "guy" from Hawaii on the show although it says something else on his bio. It's Jay.

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    I get hooked on that show. They start running marathons on it and then I realize I sat through half a season! I usually catch myself sketching out the designs I might actually wear (whether on the runway or on the designers). :D

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