Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Look who I found!

So, do you remember this post which had this strange and rather terrifying picture?

Vogue's book of smart dressmaking

Well, I found the person those fingers belong to!  I'm not sure what to make of this picture.  I'd bet that most people (at least non-sewers) think of sewing as a "wholesome" pastime, but this cover pictures something quite different.  She is elegant, sexy and ... well, a bit wicked.  Like she might just tear a hole in you, like she did to that cover.  Then there is that strange object.  It looks like a glass bottle (filled with chalk, maybe?) with a red plastic cap and a long rod attached to it.  I can't think what it is for, and a cursory look through the book doesn't explain it.  What do you think?

Vogue dressmaking book


pam said...

Love it. It is for marking hemlines isn't it? I like the fact that not only does she have wicked nails but sews with her makeup done and her hair coiffed!

Annie said...

Not to mention that ring! Just what I always wear to sew.

Sis said...

Unlike some of us who sew in our undies!