I think it was through an episode of The X-Files years ago that I learned about this displacement strategy: talking about an experience using you when you really mean me. That really resonated with me probably because I was up past my bedtime on a school night and hadn’t yet accumulated enough life experience to realize how obvious it was.
But let’s take it further: this morning a friend of mine (who absolutely isn’t me) woke up and rushed to check out the new issue of Seamwork before even having coffee, not to mention breakfast. Between coffee and breakfast she downloaded the two dress patterns and is now feeling like a bit of a nut about two things: (1) wondering obsessively about when to sew the two dresses and with what fabrics, (2) writing about herself in the third person.
So do I have a problem or do these two dresses make you at least want to believe?*
Just to be clear: I’m not affiliated with Seamwork or Colette in any way, I just really like their patterns.
*I’m also not involved in The X-Files reboot, it’s just that allusions get away from me sometimes.
More importantly: would you/will you sew these? What fabrics would you choose?