Busy, Busy, Busy

Advance 9511

I'm really, really busy this week so I thought I'd look for a pattern picture that also had a lot going on. But the more I look at this one, the more I can't figure out what the heck is going on here (and the more I like this dress).

First off, it's rare for there to be a random guy in a pattern picture. (For all that people think the clothes of the 1950s were all about dressing for me, you'd think that there'd be more blatantly goggling men in the pattern pictures.) And what is this Random Guy doing? Is he painting or drawing the model? If so, why does the model in the picture have a completely different hairstyle and different sleeves? Is it really a picture, or a door opening from another dimension, from whence Bad Fuchsia Dress lady has come to wreak havoc? Or is she saving her past self from the predations of Random Guy (who also has a chandelier of some sort growing out of his ears, he should have that taken care of), wearing a similar dress to reassure herself? [Making note: if ever need come from the future to save my past self, wear favorite clothes to project air of trustworthiness.]

And, perhaps most puzzlingly: where's the other legs of the chair? And why isn't it falling over, since PastSelf/LongSleeveLady is putting some weight on it?

Only questions, with no answers. Can anyone help?

(If you want the pattern, not answers, click on the image to visit the eBay auction.)

0 thoughts on “Busy, Busy, Busy

  1. I do so enjoy your blog!I think the woman is modeling the dress for her husband or sugardaddy(aka “Random Guy”) in their well-appointed domecile. If RG doesn’t like how the dress looks on her, straight back to the store (or onto the donation pile) it goes. When I was growing up, I heard a story about a woman who said if her husband ever expressed dislike for a dress she’d bought, she just took it right back to the store, “because I know he is NOT GONNA CHANGE HIS MIND.” Significant others often have very definite opinions on what they do or don’t like to see their loved ones wearing. This pattern envelope is a tribute to that, I think. EH


  2. I agree with the theory that he is there to button up her dress. It is impossible to do up buttons at the back without assistance.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s