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I don't know if I can bring myself to fully describe this, but I realized recently that I've been ... shall we say, very confused about a certain aspect of 18th century dress construction. For some time. And I'm not entirely sure how I got the idea that it worked that way. It's a really idiotic, bizarre thing. I feel so stupid but at least I've realized it before I've published it or something.

(It's so stupid.)

I watched Rise of the Guardians because Tumblr/DeviantArt was all over it at one point, and IDGI. 1) It's just not very good, kind of dumb, even for a kid's movie. 2) Has anyone asked Terry Pratchett about it? Because it is so much like Hogfather that I have a hard time believing it's just a coincidence. Santa's more hardcore than you'd expect, the tooth fairy is important, children's teeth have a magical power, there's a bogeyman, said bogeyman used to be super-powerful in the past but was driven out by hope, faith, light, etc. Kind of ridiculous. Um, I guess at least nobody was riding around on wild pigs to make the sun come up.

Original post: http://chocolatepot.dreamwidth.org/756053.html - comment wherever you please.



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Feb. 20th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
Well now I need to know what it was!!
Feb. 20th, 2014 02:07 am (UTC)
oh no

Somehow I got to thinking - like it was a ~discovery - that the lining and the silk got made up at the same time in a fairly convoluted manner. And then I forgot how I came to this conclusion (based on the way some stitches looked on one gown IIRC) and began imagining that this was the way everyone worked, to the point that I've had to double check other people's tutorials to make sure that this is not the norm. And then it hit me that this made very little sense and that I may have made this up out of nothing and imagined that it was the way things were done, even though it makes things approximately 500x harder.

I definitely want to make another gown now that I've got this stupidry out of my mind.
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