The Trouble with Hitchcock


Hello, Alfred.

I love Hitchcock movies- I’m a huge Daphne DuMaurier and Patricia Highsmith fan. Recently during the Sew Weekly Hitchcock challenge I’ve discovered once again that  icey blonde in peril just isn’t my bailiwick!

I’m really more of a Thelma Ritter on a Grace Kelly set.

So that being said, I tried to rock a look that was more about mood than strict depiction. So please, be kind as I show you my latest crime.

I like to call this my Hong Kong vixen. Vixens can be chubby! I’m claiming it.

Once more I turn to Burda and 7949 came thru for me.  I’ve added a cap sleeve to keep my cheongsam feel going and made the collar more Mandarin than it featured on the pattern (I think it was a touch Lord Byron in styling)  and the rest- with minor adjustments for waist length -went right to plan. A Devious plan, of couse- just as Alfred would have done.

Am I not a creatureof refined mystery and ennui? If nothing else, I managed to depict vertigo rather well, I think!