Kathy Rose: "It feels great to make it this far!"
The latest challenge winner dishes on sewing skills, inspiration, and what to expect from the finales.
Bravotv.com: How did it feel to make it into the final four? Did you think you would get that far?
It feels great to make it this far! We had so much fun creating in such a short time. The other night was fun to watch.
Bravotv.com: For the 'wants, needs' challenge your girl's want was a hot night club opening and your girl's need was a company party. What did you first have in mind?
I was thinking super conservative and then crazy night club wear... but then I thought about 'company party' and I thought about my store ROSEARK, and that's when we decided to have fun! Our girl was going to a ROSEARK party!
Bravotv.com: Fabric seemed to be really important in this challenge. You decided on red and zebra. How did you come to that choice?
We scored with fabric. I found the zebra 'car apholstory' fabric and insane red and black fabric in the trim closet, then we came up with short skirt..red top..black vest..and red lining of course! We wanted to finally show red in our color palette and this was the perfect time to introduce it!
Bravotv.com: How did Kara Saun help you in this challenge during the walkthrough?
Kara Saun!I kept saying Corazon Corazon! She liked the red we were using and I think she liked the direction we were going in.
Bravotv.com: You put your sewing skills to the test! Talk about what you've learned since the start of the show.
Sewing?? I didnt even know how to sew a button on a shirt before this. I know how to do all types of stitching now, use the sewing machine and of course my handy braiding! I learned so much from Emile's refined couture work.
Bravotv.com: Stefani and Lisa didn't agree with the red fabric. What did you think of their critiques?
It's OK that they didnt like the red. I did and Dean and Dan loved it. I felt the red vibrate when she took off her vest on the runway. It made such a statement! I was really happy with it.
Bravotv.com: You've had a couple wins now. What do you think you're doing right?
We are staying true to who we are. We are making canvases for jewelry -- classic garments with an edge.. for every woman! This is the same way and style I design jewelry. Our foundation and inspiration always included animals (Saffron yellow dress was inspired by my snake cuff and my daughter "Saffron") and the three piece from our zebra and so on. You can never go wrong with nature and animals! II am forever inspired!
Bravotv.com: Where do you think Louanna went wrong?
Lou never went wrong. I was shocked. When I saw that suit being made I thought we were going home. I thought it was stunning in person.
Bravotv.com: Anything you can tell us about the finale?
The finale will be filled with maddddd stress and creativity. You will see!!!