How are you coming along with your sewing plans for our readalong/sewalong to Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes?
I've been having some difficulties narrowing down my inspiration to decide on a project. There are so many colourful, evocative images in this book that I could go almost any direction. I'm leaning toward an outfit echoing some of the library imagery in this book, with a vast world of places and ideas just pouring out of the stacks.
|Like this vintage Gaulthier dress on Etsy|
|Or this library print from Modcloth|
But then again, one small throwaway line near the beginning has somehow snuck into my consciousness and won't let go. When Jim and Will first see the handbill for Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show, and run home in the wind and the dark, Will enters his house to find normality:
"In a chair by the fire mother knitted and hummed like a teakettle...His mother's fingers twitched, her mouth counted, the happiest woman he had ever seen. He remembered a greenhouse on a winter day, pushing aside thick jungle leaves to find a creamy pink hothouse rose alone in the wilderness. That was mother, smelling like fresh milk, happy, to herself, in this room."
His mother is the antithesis to the longing and darkness in the rest of the book; she isn't tempted by Cooger & Dark's carousel. This small image of contentment with knitting and domestic comfort all rolled in is quite appealing. A rose printed shirtdress perhaps? A cozy warm cardi? Lots to imagine.
|Like this Kate Spade rose print shirtdress perhaps?|