|Vogue's book of smart dressmaking|
But something there is that does not love a joke. Why oh why did I not realize there was something seriously wrong when the second book mysteriously arrived in the mail? But no, I made fun of it too.
|Vogue dressmaking book|
|McCall's sewing book, dressmaking made easy|
Think I'm over reacting? Then explain what these two are doing, because it isn't sewing as I know it. Why has the little girl just ripped off her mother's sleeve? Or, since she is holding a pincushion, is she about to set the sleeve in the sleeve cap while her mother is wearing the blouse. And look at the little girl's teeth. Is it my imagination, or are those milk tooth fangs? Look too at the way the mother is holding those scissors half hidden in her hand. But here's the real give away, the thing that can't just be explained away -- one of the headings in the table of contents is for "slashed neck openings!" I've sewn for 50 years and I've never encountered slashed neck openings, and I don't want to now.
I am sew frightened! Who is sending me these books and why?