“The shirt that I was left with had a lot of seaming and darts…so I found the exact same color …”
Ladies and Ladies, it’s international sewing superstar JILLIAN, starring in The Arbitrary Judging Follies of ’07!
SEE: JILLIAN as she decides the rules don’t apply to her!
GASP: As JILLIAN tries to get one over on the judges!
MARVEL: As JILLIAN totally works a Fiddler on the Roof look while she’s breaking the rules!
Remember the credo of Project Runway, darlings: The Rules Only Apply to Losers. The judges were all, “Oh Jillian, you minx! You completely disregarded our instructions and only used a tiny little bit of the fabric to make ugly racing stripes? We LOVE it!”
We, on the other hand, don’t love it. It could just be a fit issue, but that makes her look awfully thick around the waist.
We like the pleating but we just don’t like the black stripes running down the dress. We suspect she thought it would be slimming but we think it does exactly the opposite.
The neckline looks very nice on her, although we didn’t think the racer back was such a hot idea.
All in all, it was a perfectly serviceable effort. It’s just that she really should have gotten a little more criticism for simply buying cheap fabric and making a dress instead of making something out of the existing fabric. But she’s a Judges’ Pet and that just wasn’t going to happen. They raked Steven over the coals for not using his source fabric (and granted, for making a really shitty dress) but barely had anything to say to Jillian about doing the same thing.
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]