Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In which it's my birthday and we try designing another pattern....
However, last year was unexpected and didn't really hang around. This year, however - let's just say that I think "Nika" translates roughly to "cold gray dreary bucket of suck."
(John-John, BTW, keeps calling this one "La Femme Nikita." And why the heck was I thinking Nastassja Kinski was in that movie?)
"Uh, Maddy? Seriously?"
"This is supposed to be how most doll designers draft patterns," she said.
"Okay, so does this mean I have a doppelganger somewhere made of paper towels? Please say no..." For some reason I was thinking of Alien Resurrection, when Ripley finds out that not only is she now a clone, there are a whole bunch of other Ripleys that didn't quite turn out right floating around in jars.
"It wasn't that bad." Trimming a circle skirt with satin ribbon at the hem had seemed like a good idea at the time.
"For a Frisbee," she said. "Try that on. See what you think."
"Didn't you design the pattern you made me from?"
"Yeah, but - dolls are easier. I can make you guys no problem, but dressing you is another matter sometimes."