Rarity: [desiring Fluttershy's opinion on the dress she made for her] Tell meeee...
Fluttershy: No... i-it's fine...
Rarity: Tell me.
Fluttershy: I-I-I like it!
Rarity: Tell me tell me tell me tell me TELL ME!
Fluttershy: All right. Since you *really* wanna know...
[inhales; speaks faster]
Fluttershy: The armscye's tight, the middy collar doesn't go with the shawl lapel, the hems are clearly machine-stitched, the pleats are uneven, the fabric looks like toile, you used a backstitch here when it clearly called for a topstitch, or maybe a traditional blanket stitch, and the overall design is reminiscent of prêt-à-porter and not true French haute couture...
[slows down and resumes her shy nature]
Fluttershy: But... uh... you know... um... whatever you want to do is fine...
Pinkie Pie: Rarity? You OK in there? You haven't come out for days...
Rarity: I'm never coming out! I can't show my face in Ponyville ever again! I used to be somepony! I used to be respected! I made dresses - beautiful, *beautiful* dresses! But now, everypony is *laughing* at me! I'm nothing but a *laughing stock*!
Twilight Sparkle: You're not a laughing stock, Rarity.
Rainbow Dash: [rather loudly] She kind of is.
Twilight Sparkle: Shh! Come on out and talk to us...
Rarity: LEAVE ME ALONE! I *want* to be alone! I want to wallow in... whatever it is that ponies are supposed to wallow in!... Do ponies wallow in pity?... Oh, listen to me! I don't even know what I'm supposed to wallow in! I'm so PATHETIIIIIC!
Twilight Sparkle: Now what do we do?
Fluttershy: Uh, panic?
Rainbow Dash: That's your answer for everything!
Applejack: Well we can't just leave Rarity like this...
Pinkie Pie: She'll become a crazy cat lady!
Twilight Sparkle: She only has *one* cat.
Pinkie Pie: Give her time...
Rarity: [singing] Thread by thread, stitching it together/Twilight's dress, cutting out the pattern snip by snip/Making sure the fabric folds nicely/It's the perfect color and so hip/Always gotta keep in mind my pacing/Making sure the clothes' correctly facing/I'm stitching Twilight's dress.
Rarity: Yard by yard, fussing on the details/Jewel neckline, don't you know a stitch in time saves nine?/Make her something perfect to inspire/Even though she hates formal attire/Gotta mind those intimate details/Even though she's more concerned with sales/It's Applejack's new dress.
Rarity: Dressmaking's easy, for Pinkie Pie something pink/Fluttershy something breezy/Blend color and form;
Rarity: Do you think it looks cheesy?
Rarity: Something brash, perhaps quite fetching/Hook and eye, couldn't you just simply die?/Making sure it fits forelock and crest/Don't forget some magic in the dress/Even though it rides high on the flank/Rainbow won't look like a tank/I'm stitching Rainbow's dress.
Rarity: [chorus] Piece by piece, snip by snip/Croup, dock, haunch, shoulders, hip/Thread by thread, primmed and pressed/Yard by yard, never stressed/And that's the art of the dress!
Applejack: [seeing Rarity's first-try dresses] They sure are... uh... somethin'...
Twilight Sparkle: Yes! Something!
Pinkie Pie: I like "something"! "Something" is my favorite!
Fluttershy: It's... nice.
Spike: [speaking into a microphone to start Rarity's fashion show for Hoity Toity] Since the beginning of time, the Elite of Equestria have longed for pony fashions that truly express the essence of their very souls. Patiently waiting decades - No! Centuries - for the perfect pony gown. Today, at long last, Equestria, your wait is over. Let's hear it for the breathtaking designs... of Ponyville's own... RARITY!
[Rarity's five friends walk out with the dresses they over-designed]
Hoity Toity: Oh those amateurish designs look like a piled-on mishmash of everything but the kitchen sink! It's a travesty, that's what it is! Those outfits are the ugliest I've ever seen! Oh, for shame! Who is responsible for objecting our eyes to such *horrors*? Not to mention, wasting *my* valuable time!
Rarity: [sees the dress her friends made for her] HUH?
Pinkie Pie: We all finished your dress for you!
Applejack: Thanks to Fluttershy's freaky knowledge of sewin'...
Fluttershy: Do you like it?
Rarity: Like it? *Like* it?
Fluttershy: Uh oh. She doesn't like it...
Rarity: No, I DON'T *like* it... I LOVE IT!
Rainbow Dash: [Rarity looks back and forth from the dress she designed for Rainbow Dash to Rainbow herself, expectantly; Rainbow says "what" as if being accused] What?
Rarity: Aren't you going to tell me to change something too?
Rainbow Dash: [leaning against a table] No, I just want my dress to be cool.
Rarity: Do you not like the color?
Rainbow Dash: The color's fine, just make it look cooler.
Rarity: Do you not like the shape?
Rainbow Dash: The shape's fine, just make the whole thing... you know, cooler.
[music stops briefly]
Rainbow Dash: It needs to be about twenty percent cooler.
Pinkie Pie: [singing] All we ever want is indecision,
Rainbow Dash: All we really like is what we know.
Twilight Sparkle: Gotta balance style with adherence,
Fluttershy: Making sure we make a good appearance.
Applejack: Even if you simply have to fudge it,
Rarity: Got to overcome intimidation/Remember, it's all in the presentation!
Rarity: Piece by piece, snip by snip/Croup, dock, haunch, shoulders, hip/Bolt by bolt, primmed and pressed/Yard by yard, always stressed/And that's the art of the dress!
Twilight Sparkle: Dear Princess Celestia: This week my very talented friend Rarity learned that if you try to please everypony, you often times end up pleasing nopony, especially yourself. And I learned this: when somepony offers to do you a favor, like making you a beautiful dress, you shouldn't be overly critical of something generously given to you. In other words, you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Hoity Toity: Rarity, my congratulations. You are the most impressive fashion maven. Would you do me the great honor of allowing me to feature your couture in my best of the best boutique in Canterlot?
Rarity: [gasps happily]
Hoity Toity: Now, I'll need you to make a dozen of each dress for me by next Tuesday.
[Rarity snaps under the sudden pressure in shock]
Applejack: So all you have to do is make a different, stunning, original, amazing outfit for one, two, three, four, five... plus yourself, *six* ponies? And "lickety split"?
Rarity: Oh, Applejack. You make it sound as if it's going to be hard!
Rarity: [referring to Fluttershy's second dress] If you don't like it, you should just tell me.
Fluttershy: Oh, but I *do* like it.
Rarity: Like it, or *love* it?
Fluttershy: Um... both?
Rarity: Exile... I guess, technically, I'd have to move *away* to live in exile. Where would I go? And what would I pack? Oh, it's going to take me forever to do all of that packing. What are you supposed to pack when you go into exile? Are you supposed to pack *warm*?
Twilight Sparkle: Now, the stars on my belt need to be technically accurate. Orion has three stars on his belt, not four.
Rarity: [singing] Stitch by stitch, stitching it together/Deadline looms, don't you know the client's always right?/Even if my fabric choice was perfect/Got to get them all done by tonight/Pinkie Pie, the color's too obtrusive/Wait until you see it in the light/I'm sewing them together!
Pinkie Pie: Don't you think my gown would be more "me" with some lollipops?
Rarity: Well, I think...
Pinkie Pie: Balloons?
Pinkie Pie: [excited] DO IT!
Rarity: [singing] Hour by hour, one more change/I'm sewing them together, take great pains./Fluttershy, you're putting me in a bind/Rainbow Dash, what is on your mind?/Oh my gosh, there's simply not much time/Don't forget, Applejack's duds must shine...
Rarity: Dressmaking's easy, every customer's call/Brings a whole new revision/Have to pick up the pace, still hold to my vision.
Twilight Sparkle: [everyone is criticizing Rarity's designs and calling for changes] That constellation is Canis *Major*, not Minor.
Fluttershy: French haute couture, please.
Applejack: What if it rains? Galoshes!
Pinkie Pie: More balloons! Oh no, that's too many balloons. More candy! Oh, less candy. Oh wait, I know. Streamers!
Rarity: [incredulous and tired] Streamers?
Pinkie Pie: Whose dress is this?
Rarity: [reluctant] Streamers it is.
Applejack: [showing off the dresses they designed at Rarity's first showing] Why's everypony lookin' at us like that?
Twilight Sparkle: Oh dear.
[she notices how absurd their dresses really are]
Rainbow Dash: You think we overdid it?
Applejack: Okay, maybe a little.
Hoity Toity: [at Rarity's second fashion show, held exclusively for Hoity] All right, I haven't got all day.
Hoity Toity: Take two.
[the show begins with lights and different music that changes to match the theme and personality of each character]
Hoity Toity: [Twilight's dress: Midnight blue with star-shaped decorations, and light blue slippers] Hello... Oh, this can't be the same designer.
Hoity Toity: [Applejack's dress: Primarily brown and green with a "cowgirl" feel; green hoofcovers/boots] Simply magnificent! And suddenly I have a fresh craving for some Dutch apple pie. Candied apples on a stick? Apple turnovers? Apple cobbler?
Hoity Toity: [Pinkie Pie's dress: Mostly pink and white with some light blue; various candies are attached to it, and she wears a white hat] Brilliant!
Hoity Toity: [Rainbow Dash's dress: Rainbow-colored with light blue highlights, golden Greek-style fake olive leaves, and golden hoofcovers] Oh, spectacular!
Hoity Toity: [Fluttershy's dress: Green and leafy with a nature motif, light blue butterfly decorations for her chest and mane, green grass-based slippers] Now this is a fashion show. All of these dresses are absolutely amazing. Who is responsible? Step forward, show yourself!
Hoity Toity: [Rarity shows herself and her dress, which is mostly magenta pink with some purple underneath; she wears a tiara] Bravo! Bravo! Magnifico! Encore!
Rarity: Oh, thank you. Thank you! Oh, thank you so much!