Back at the workroom, Tim tells everyone that they will have the rest of the day, plus a little time during the next morning, to finish the challenge. Janeane interviews that, since the models aren't typical sizes, it will be very difficult to make a gala-worthy gown in such a short amount of time. Despite the fact that all of these guys sound so snotty when they're designing for "real women," it stands to reason that it would be difficult if the model wasn't a size close to that of your dress form.
Anna tells us that, though she is self-taught as a designer, her education is in print-making. She is tracing the Campbell's logo onto red chiffon. Interesting. She thinks it will set her apart. Maya and her model like the heart shapes and want to incorporate that into her design, however, Maya doesn't want to make it too literally. She wants to represent the heart in an abstract way on her dress. Amy tells us that she's more stressed than usual. This will be the first time her model is walking down the runway and she would hate for her to feel unattractive. I like Amy. Seth Aaron is daunted by this challenge, because he's not used to creating patterns for larger models.
Jonathan holds the bodice of his design up to himself and asks Amy to confirm that it's not "totally disgusting." I often feel that's all some designers are shooting for. Let's aim higher, everyone. Amy's having problems with her fabric. She says that it's alive and is always changing. She says with bounce, "I guess there will be seam there!" Jay is working to make his model look taller, so he's using a lot of vertical lines and hopes that it will work.
All of the models enter for a fitting. Amy's chiffon pieces aren't even attached yet, so she has nothing to put on Nadine, her model. She says that she hopes Nadine isn't as nervous as she is. Anna says that she is at least accomplishing one of her goals -- to create an empowering experience for her model. Oh Anna, the things we tell ourselves to make it through the day. Jesse is glad that he hadn't sewn his garment completely yet, as he hadn't made it the correct size. Cut to Anthony, who addresses the fact that none of these designers are accustomed to designing for anything other than the sample size perfect model. It's true. And crazy, because it's not like any of these women are enormous by any stretch of the imagination. I guess some have a bit of the middle-age spread, but we're not talking giganto. That said, I wouldn't know how to design for even the sample size perfect model, so I'm gonna shut up about that.