Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hello, Band Wagon - Is There Room for Me?

I described the pyramid we'd found and waited for him to jump on the bandwagon.  
Unfortunately, he's afraid of wagons.
And bands.
~ Jennifer Rardin

Well, I've seen people singing the praises of this show all throughout blog-land and I finally got around to checking it out for myself...  

A long time ago, I was a fan of Project Runway - but after a couple of seasons I lost interest.  There wasn't enough SEWING for me and there was WAAAY too much personal drama...  

Apparently someone in the U.K. read my mind.  Because we all know how entire countries compete for my attention!  ;)

I just watched the first episode of the first season and I really enjoyed it!  If anything, it's almost the opposite situation - the narrators go into detail on some pretty basic sewing skills.  

They play up the stress of limited time a bit, but for the most part the focus is on the sewing challenges themselves.  In the first episode, the contestants had to make an A-Line skirt with a pattern in 3 hours, had to modify the neckline of a RTW (or "off the peg" garment as they say in England) in any way that they wanted in 1 hour, and finally they had to make a casual dress, using the pattern of their choice, and fit it to a real woman in 7 hours.  

They talked about issues that I can relate to - like making poor fabric choices, being able to see your invisible zipper, stretching out silk so that it loses its shape and not doing a good job aligning a print down the front of a garment and at the seams...  

Hey - maybe they aren't reading my mind, maybe they are just reading my blog!  ;)

Anyways, make room for me on the bandwagon - I'm in.  

I doubt many people are as far behind on this one as I am - but, just in case you haven't checked it out yet, here is the link for season one.  


  1. I watched them all in one sitting, and I enjoyed it. There's always a but lol. I dunno, something about it just missed for me. I mean, the ladies were nice enough (and so where the men for that matter), there wasn't the stupidity of PR in all of it's forms but it missed something for me.

    I'm weird and grumpy. I know it.

    1. Hi Elaina!
      I haven't found time to watch any more episodes yet, but I'm looking forward to them... Once I see more, I'll be able to say if it hits the mark for me or not. Oh, and I think the words you were looking for are "unique, with a sharp wit". ;)