Jesse and her Legacy
How is this for a dress that models similarity to that of Jessie from toy story? I just had to give this dress idea a chance and here it is! Do they not look close? Jesse from Toy story is one of my favorite characters. I was very thankful to get creative on this piece as I have not made any new costumes in a while.
Who is Jesse? Well, as we have come to know, Jesse is the Yodeling Cowgirl from Toy story films. A fictional character from the At Christmas in 1999, The wall Street Journal called Jessie toys among the hottest of the season. In the movie, she is a very rare toy modeled after a character on the fictional television show Woody's Roundup, The characters included Sheriff Woody, Jessie, Stinky Pete, the Prospector and Bullseye Woody's horse. Her hair is formed in a ponytail braid tied with a bow. Jessie the doll has a character very similar to the one portrayed on the television show. She is excitable, brave, and very athletic. The doll, however, carries a great deal of sadness, as she was abandoned by her original owner, which left her somewhat distrustful. Years of being in storage have made her somewhat withdrawn, and noticeably afraid of the dark, to the extent of hyperventilating whenever she is inside dark enclosed spaces, or even at just the thought of being abandoned. But she longs to again be a source of joy to a child, and this wish comes true at the end of Toy Story 2 when Andy accepted her (and Bullseye) into his toy collection. In Toy Story 3, while she still displays signs of the fear of the dark, storage, and being abandoned in the beginning when she and the toys mistakenly believe that they are being thrown away by Andy, throughout the rest of the film, she appears to be more loyal, confident and helpful to others, in the process developing a romantic relationship with Buzz LightYear.
My story has been somewhat similar though I have never truly shared it in public before. All of us have a story. Each unique in its own right. I find it fascinating to know where Jesse has come from and where she is going and how her dreams are coming true. I also love how she is salvaged. When I started Priscilla Dawn company almost 10 years ago, I had a vision to create something and started out with salvaged fabrics etc. It turned into a dream come true.
Now my question for you is. Where do you come from? What is your story? How can you relate to Jesse story?
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