I’m a Freaking Fairy Tale
This is what I look like right now:
Thanks to a colossal zit in the middle of my forehead. The dewy eyes and flared nostrils come standard around here, but seriously? I thought I was going to stop getting zits when I started getting wrinkles. The fairy tale universe is massively unfair.
Aside from finishing my pajamas, I haven’t done any sewing — not that I don’t want to, but I’m at one of those annoying crossroads where I either don’t have the fabric I need for the projects I want to do, or I can’t match any of the fabric I have with the patterns I would like to use. On top of which, the new winter patterns have come out and they are a major disappointment.
McCall’s 6435 is the only pattern I like from their current collection, and I don’t like it THAT much.
The blonde model in the front is a dead ringer for the girl who used to be the middle daughter on Seventh Heaven. It’s terribly distracting to be staring at a preacher’s kid with that unwholesome shirt and the come-hither pose. I also can’t figure out how you’re supposed to wear a bra with this; I would just do this pattern as an exercise in color-blocking and use regular fabric rather than sheers. I do like the implied sweetheart neckline on the t-shirt and the slight suggestion of costume around the design.
You see, I’m dying for costumes these days. I sew mainly practical things, but this is what I’d really like to wear:
Arthur Rackham’s illustration of Alice in Wonderland.
Eugenio Recuenco’s vision of Puss in Boots.
Russian fairy tale fashion editorial from the UK Telegraph, Fall 2009.
Lily Cole in Dior, for Vogue Magazine’s December 2009 homage to the Met’s production of Hansel and Gretel.