The choosing of the teams: Tim Gunn has Heidi's black velvet button bag. He's pulling buttons to see in what order the teams will be chosen. Kevin is first. He's wigged by the idea of choosing. His first pick is Nora. Jay chooses Kara Saun, whom he calls the "sewing bunny." Austin chooses Wendy Pepper. Kevin's second choice is Alexandra. Jay now has to choose between Robert and Vanessa. Vanessa seems bothered. Memories of being chosen last for cricket teams in ye olde gym class, eh Vanessa? Jay chooses Robert, and Austin quickly hugs Vanessa to welcome her to his team. Jay mentions in an interview that Vanessa makes a habit of talking about her poor sewing skills. Vanessa, as well, acknowledges in her interview that she probably turned everyone off with her "can't sew" stories. Austin explains that Vanessa was left over and that he ended up just "gitting" Vanessa. Suddenly, I'm feeling as if New York City was not Austin Scarlett's birthplace. Then, we see Wendy, in an interview, delivering the party line of "this is a competition" and how Vanessa is "vulnerable." Then, she says that Vanessa's elimination would "unfortunately" be to Wendy's own advantage. Now, this is presented as one of Wendy's evil moments, but she is only stating the obvious. It would be to everyone's benefit but Vanessa's if she were eliminated. Sometimes, I feel that Wendy's mortal flaw is her uncoolness. Granted, that's generally considered a greater crime in the fashion community than most things, like -- I don't know -- say, arson or mail fraud. For that matter, I guess you can throw in animal cruelty and illegal child labor. But Wendy still hasn't exhibited any actual evil behavior. Either the producers know something that we don't know yet...which, of course, they do. I mean, maybe they're setting us up for Wendy Pepper's evil coming-out party.
Tim Gunn tells the designers that each group will have a $150 and an hour to shop for supplies. As well, they must plan on the go. What's the rush, Tim? Sarah Hudson isn't going anywhere. And, by that, I mean she's going nowhere, save the $1.99 bin.
In the Workshop, the teams strategize. Jay's team seems happy. We hear Jay tell Robert that his job will essentially be running errands. Austin says that Sarah really likes "poof." Well, she's in the right place, then. Vanessa complains again about not being able to sew. So learn, woman! Jesus H., you could have knitted a pool cover with all the time you've wasted complaining about not being able to sew. Kevin's group seems together. When Kevin expresses a little anxiety about the challenge, Nora assures him that she "never, ever forgets details." I'm sure those words will come back to haunt her.