What was your prior experience with menswear?
Actually most of my career, with the exception of my stint at Tommy Hilfiger, has been in menswear. However when you work for big mass market companies you NEVER sew or make patterns. That is always done overseas. So going into the challenge I was especially wigged out because I knew what tailoring menswear entails and I knew we had to sew our little fingers to the nubs.
The reason they don't do menswear on the show is because of the time needed for tailoring. A single dress shirt can have over 20 pattern pieces. UGH! My last gay nerve was wrecked.