A Better Designer

Rising to the Challenge

Mommy Dearest

Red Red Whine

The Creative Process

Hail the Virgin Queen

Doing It Big

Ultimate Dressmaker Collection

Let's Twist Again

Captain Planet

The Kids Are All Right

Accessories in the Attic

Beige is Boring

The Hungry Ruffle

More Is More

Blushing Brides

The Love Float

Finding Your Key Light


The End of the Affair

Two Sides of NY

Jersey Shore Moment

The Island of Lost Handbags

In A Nutshell

Attention Upper East Siders

The Greatest Show in the World!

Banana Drama

Life Finds A Way

Shrinking Violets

Plaid in Space

Message in a Bottle

Sad for Plaid

Color Coordinated

Suffocate with Love

In Noir and White

Welcome to the Fun Haus

Lethal Women

It's a Camp-tastrophe

Disappointing Duplicity

Inside Out Man

I'm Still In Love

A Better Designer

Keith describes this week's challenge and what it felt like to be on the winning team.

Another crazy day! This morning we ran to the workroom to finish our pieces. I left feeling very confident last night about my gown, but this morning I just did not feel my piece was right. The color seemed somewhat flat to the dress, seemed it would fall flat on my flat chest model. However, I cleaned it up and pressed it, picked out my accessories, and we were off to the show. Of course, the anticipation of a show is always the most stressful part of the entire process. Wondering how the audience will feel and how the judges will vote keeps my stomach in constant knots. We finished the looks with the hair and makeup people and then went to the waiting room. When the models were done getting ready, they came to meet us, and I was somewhat pleased with her appearance. I really didn’t think her look was as strong as I would have liked, but it was too late to do anything about it and the show must go on. As I put the dress on my model, I realized it was simply not going to be very flattering on her and I had to make some adjustments to get it to fit properly. This did not work in my favor because I had to pin something and the judges saw the pin on the runway. Fortunately, my team won and the judges seemed pleased. Tinsley was happy with our pieces although she would have liked mine to be shorter. I appreciated what Fern, Isaac, and Kelly had to say and I will improve for the next challenge. In my line of work, I would never let a dress out of my workroom as quickly as we are forced to work, but I hope this will make me a better designer because of it.