In A World …

by Erin on August 2, 2010


I want to see the movie that this still/pattern image was taken from. Three college friends go to a dinner party thrown by some creepy old dude in a creepy old mansion on the edge of town (on a dare, of course, because in the movies just saying "I dare you!" makes people do all kinds of dumb things). Inevitably, they get separated and have to deal with scary stuff jumping out at them from dark corners. (Anything with that weird chandelier/sconce/creepy mirror in it has to be a horror movie, right?)

In the end, the blonde one dies (she's a bit of a ditz, and the ditz always gets it), the yellow-dress escapes (she looks too sensible to do anything but escape), and the one in the black dress, vacant-eyed, stays with the creepy old dude in the creepy old house (despite the tearful protests of Yellow Dress). Flash forward twenty-five years, and it's a group of male college friends going to a dinner party thrown by creepy old lady … dum dum dum dum … STILL wearing that beehive hairdo and the same Dior dress!

I'm assuming the weird necklace exerts a certain level of mind control. It's the only explanation for it. Bonus points if it's a scarab! 

My question: who plays creepy old dude?

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Miss Kitty August 2, 2010 at 5:59 am

Hilarious post, Erin! Maybe your next project should be pattern-envelope-based Hollywood screenplays. (Hollywood Patterns…Hollywood Screenplays!) Seriously, your creations would be a lot more original and exciting than the junk we see in theatres nowadays.

Creepy old dude to be played by Robert Duvall. William H. Macy could play his creepy not-quite-as-old son.


Jen Alien-Spouse August 2, 2010 at 6:52 am

If it was made in the sixties then it has to be Vincent Price, but if it’s now then I’d go with Jeffrey Rush – He seemed to be having so much fun in the remake of “House on Haunted Hill”


Jen O August 2, 2010 at 6:53 am

1960’s creapy old guy?
Vincent Price, of course!

Jean Shrimpton in one of my all time favorite dresses. Notice how small bustlines were actually fashionable back then–plastic cleavage would ruin this look!


Beth Vandemore August 2, 2010 at 6:54 am

I have been looking for this patter in the old size 8…or possibly 10…for quite a while! Anyone? Thanks,



Liz T. August 2, 2010 at 7:54 am

It’s got to be Christopher Lee, right?


SallySews August 2, 2010 at 8:27 am

Creepy old dude – that would be Hefner, but 25 years on – HE IS STILL THERE!!!

Scary scary indeed!

Love the story – is that Jean Shrimpton in the photo?


Jane August 2, 2010 at 8:37 am

I feel like Michael Caine or Stephen Fry could do a creditable job of it.


Kathleen August 2, 2010 at 8:59 am

Jack Nicholson. No question about it – with those creepy eyebrows & plastic mouth.


Sheila / Out of the Ashes Collectibles August 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

Basil Rathbone – am I dating myself by mentioning him LOL?


Cassie August 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

I second Vincent Price!


Tracy August 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I vote for George Sanders, he’s so sarcastic.
Remember “Quiet Please, Murder!” ?


Allyson McCombs August 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Mel Gibson?


Ginny August 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Oooooo la la, I love this pattern and as always, love the story. You have a great imagination!


Maggie Smith August 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Oh…how I loved the 60’s. What was that they said, if you remember them you really weren’t there? Hogwash! Not for us clearheaded folk. I remember them like it was yesterday. Jean Shrimpton was fab. Amen to the small breast comment by Jen O. Think Audrey Hepburn. I want this pattern by the way!!!!


Stacie.Make.Do. August 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Jim Carey.


Gene Wicks August 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Christopher Walken! Bonus points if he gets a dance scene. His talents are seriously underused.


Laylee August 2, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I own that pattern. I’ve had it for years and have always been meaning to make it…


Therea August 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I agree Vincent Prince, or more modern, Gary Oldman.

Do love the pattern and I want black dress and or yellow dresses hair do


Doris August 3, 2010 at 1:10 am

Donald Sutherland! I like Vincent Price, too, but he’s a bit too obvious.


Btlvin August 3, 2010 at 5:37 am

Anthony Hopkins. Fava beans and a nice chianti, anyone?


Jennifer August 3, 2010 at 7:52 am

Christopher Walken for sure.


Layla August 3, 2010 at 10:58 am

Deadpans, with vacant eyes ‘No Veronica I must stay…………’. Love your pattern stories! LOL


Liss August 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I say Vincent Price too, for sure.


Packrat August 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Boris Karloff, of course. I love that pattern. Must be my age…


Clara Erickson August 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Christian Dior! his name is on the pattern and everything.. j/k XD


Holly August 4, 2010 at 6:39 am

I hope that the yellow dress’s escape is easy because I don’t want that thing to be filthy when she sells it to me at her rummage sale. (I’m sure she’s not going to want that old dress hanging around to remind her of her harrowing near death experience.) I’ll figure out how to get the black & white version from the dead girl when I have more time to think about that.


Lavon August 4, 2010 at 11:21 am

Christopher Walken!


Pamela August 4, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I’d say go with the 60s counterpart to “the Shrimp” – David Hemmings! He was a lovely looking young man when he played the photographer in the Antonioni film “Blow Up”. If you check out his appearance now with sort of a Vincent Price mustache version of eyebrows (bushy, waxed and curled at the ends) and then imagine him spouting the sexy 60s photographer dialog, it’s truly alarming! Besides….. he’s a great character actor.


dulcet August 5, 2010 at 6:56 am

I know this is totally off the subject, but are there plans yet for IWADD this year? In 2008, the original plan was for Labor Day if I remember correctly. That’s in a month–plenty of time to sew something fabulous!


Minette August 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

Ray Milland. The creepy guy would definitely have been played by Ray Milland.


Jen O August 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm

BTW-This was designed during the Marc Bohan years at Dior–a rather unsung fashion hero, I think.


Lolita August 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Bela Lugosi could do it and in a shocking twist, it comes out that Black Dress was in on it all along (or maybe is the daughter of creepy guy) and always wanted to off Ditzy.


Silver August 6, 2010 at 1:47 am

Terence Stamp would be wonderful – you’d know why Black Dress appears transfixed! Also I’m really hoping that the blonde’s dress wasn’t harmed by the manner of her demise – or at least that it was dry cleaned before any stains set. Now, what could those college boys be wearing…?


Ranja August 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Christopher Plummer. And they’d have seven children …

For the next storyline I’d suggest this
still from ‘Young Stepford Wives’
(or was it ‘Stepford Girls’?)


Louise August 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Jean Shrimpton makes everything looks good.


Appointment Setting August 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

very cute!


sandee August 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

i’m seconding mel gibson. it may revive his career to boot.


Ingelrid January 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Must… have… pattern!
– Anyone?


Cheri25Peterson December 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Have no a lot of money to buy a house? Worry no more, just because that is possible to get the personal loans to work out all the problems. Thence get a collateral loan to buy everything you require.


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