Re: The Princess And The Pea. OR: A Question Vital To The Progress Of The Human Race
- From: Kate Dicey <kate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:49:11 +0100
Why are some nightgowns designed with a row of buttons marching downI once (hehehe... back in the 70's!) made several Victorian style nighties with frills and buttons up the front. I carefully chose tiny mother of pearl buttons, and they were OK for sleeping on, but so skiddly to do up that I never bothered! I used to get told off by the nuns at school for not doing them up, too... :D
Buttons, (no matter how pretty they look) when slept on, leave a
lasting impression, particularly if they are shanked.
Having purchased several cool, lightweight gowns LN, for 50 cents
each, I donned one (an act of customer negligence, no legal recourse
available) last night, only to awaken full of dents and pings. Clearly,
when one dreams one is napping on a bed of nails, it's time to
wakey-wakey and investigate the cause.
Do designers assume that women want to wake up looking like some
18th century tart, covered in pock marks? I am reminded of various
historical torture and chastity devices, designed for maximum
This am., I amputated the pretty buttons, and stitched the front
placket closed. WALLA! No more pea-in-the-bed syndrome.
Now, children, the moral of this story is: if things don't make you
happy, feel free to alter them.
Kate XXXXXX R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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