Since this is a Tangled blog (for now, anyway), and because I was having a strange amount of trouble coming up with a sewing anecdote for "G"...
I'm seriously considering doing a Mother Gothel costume in the future as well as Rapunzel. Physically, I'm actually much more like Gothel (being tall as I am) and her dress is both gorgeous and FIFTY TIMES EASIER TO SEW.
No, really. It would require a lot of fabric, but there are a lot patterns out there that I could follow verbatim. I could probably have it done in two weeks once I found the material.
As staggering as all the detail work on Rapunzel's dress is, though, I do love what the fact of it says about the writers of Tangled. I mean, what else did she have to do besides hand-embroider, ribbon, and lace, every last corner of her dress?
Mother Gothel's beautiful dress says a lot about her vanity too. I really think she's one of the most insidious Disney villains ever. I sort of love the fact that all of her evil was the product of her own two hands, and not any magic spells or powerful sidekicks. She put a lot of work into achieving her goals! And I think you could write a psychology dissertation on her relationship with Rapunzel.
So that's my lazy Friday post. Thank you all who have been following and leaving comments. I'm glad you're enjoying!