Kit interviews that, as a stylist for television, she knows a lot about what works "on set." There's something so insider-y about that phrase and the way she says it. It embarrasses, yet titillates me. She's choosing a navy fleece, with a plaid shirt fabric and a khaki chino for the "pant." This reminds me of how my dad always says "vehicle" when he's talking about his car. It makes me want to scream and giggle simultaneously.
Back at the workroom, the designers and the editors start cutting at a frantic pace. Heh. Ricky interviews that he feels like he MUST make a suit to impress the judges. Oh God, is he already near tears? Is a production assistant cutting onions next to this guy every time he's in front of the camera? Those better not be tears. HONESTLY. Pull yourself together, Ricky. Unless you're not about to cry at all, in which case, carry on. He says that if he can make the pattern, making the suit will be a cinch.
Sweet P wonders why, having never worked in menswear before, she chose to make a suit. I kind of love her for that. She seems bewildered and amused at the same time. Christian tells us that he is making a blazer and pants that are lighter in color. It's a ton of work, but he's a fast sewer. Again, he has sort of dropped the "I'm a star" pose and is just telling his truth. Yes, I just wrote "his truth." Your recapper has not been replaced by Oprah -- that just seemed like the right way to put it.
Carmen asks Jack how wide a men's-pants waistband should be, which…yeah, I'd have no idea. This challenge is hard. He tells her that she doesn't want a fat waistband. She interviews that she's making an outdoorsy jacket, a polo shirt, and slacks. She says that Jack was a huge help. Jack, for his part, says that though he has done a great deal of designing, he has never created any menswear. So, he knows how it should be made, he's just never made it. This feels like one of those actor's nightmares where you're required to play another part in a play that you've been in. You feel like you could probably remember all the lines from having been onstage and worked off the cues from them, but in reality…you just couldn't. Unless you're that little girl who played Tootie in the production of Meet Me In St. Louis I was Lon Jr. in when I was 18. That six-year-old had a memory like a steel trap. NOTHING GOT OUT. She's probably going to rule the world.
Jack selflessly removes his shorts (he stays decent with a lovely muslin skirt that he whips up, and upon which Kit draws some ass-located cherries) and rips them apart to use as a pattern. Victorya and Carmen use Jack's shorts pattern as well. This doesn't sit right with Rami, who doesn't think it was fair. I'm not sure what he said in the workroom, but he expresses this in an interview. Sweet P is a little bolder. We hear Jack explain to her that he'd asked if designers could help each other, and he received an affirmative. Sweet P thinks he should've asked if he could share a pattern. Oh, come on. I guess it kind of sucks, but if you can help someone, you can help someone. Sharing a pattern is helping someone -- if the producers wanted to get more specific, they should have. But of course we didn't see Jack have that conversation. We saw him ask if he could use his own clothes. Hmmm. Jack interviews that sharing the pattern is not against the rules. He adds, "Jealousy is gonna bring out the ugly. And whatever." Truer words were…probably just spoken. Kit also notices that the intensity has ratcheted up in the workroom.