did you know this? i did not know this. fortunately a couple ladies from the 50s did, and they wrote a sewing book. i found it in my magical canadian library, and i am now learn-ed in the tragedies of hippiness. matter of fact, they can school you on all manner of figure flaws. how i wish i could have taken this fount of information home with me...
we're currently watching mad men (not even on the end of season two yet, no spoilers por favor). ruggy suggested it, and having seen the amazing inspired creations in the blogosphere, i was down. now, i spend 2 hours a night in furious silence, blurting out HE IS A DICKHEAD I HOPE SHE STABS HIM IN THE NECK every so often. what the hell with men in the fifties? what the hell with women in the fifties?
that said, can you imagine the amazing joan adhering to the rules in a book like this? i don't know what's in store for her character; maybe she loses all her morals like everyone else in this show (she was just passed over for the script reading position and i wanted to firebomb the TV) but god i love her.
i'm in the middle of a project that breaks several no-no's for the "short one / wee bit" depicted in these pages. hopefully i'll be breaking the broad shouldered rule in the near future.
that "wrong" picture is FABULOUS. i'm SO making that.
please do click on the pics to enlarge, i've uploaded them full strength in order to pass these words of wisdom on. what can i say, i'm a giver.