Well. Just got a love note from Nanette Lapore (the one who designed the halter dress in super-bulky with holes in it) and apparently she's mortally offended.
Or at least, it's someone claiming she's Nanette Lapore, since they left the comment anonymously and while I can trace it, it's not like it goes back to "Nanette Lapore's server". I can say it's not our friend in Alberta.
Since it's anonymous, I can't address the issue privately, and since they left the comment on the blog, I guess they don't want it private. So I'll say it here.
I stand by what I said. There are things inch-thick fabric will not do. Smart designers face the facts and work with them. Physics is physics. Sorry if it hurts.
ETA: A quick search of Ravelry has shown only three people have knit the pattern for the halter dress, and the two who left comments greatly modified the dress to fix the holes all through it and reduce the bulk. Gee. Maybe I'm psychic?