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Once upon a time there was a girl so beautiful and good that there were none of equals. She lived with his stepmother and two stepsisters, whose every day made her sweep and wash and tidy up the whole house, and made her sleep by the fire, in the ashes. For this reason the girl was always dirty and her clothes were torn and patched here and there. But her mind was clear, and her heart was loving and pure.
Her name was Cinderella…
…and these are the designs that I dedicated to her.
For these designs I wanted to put together some details of two versions of the story of Cinderella, the first by the Brothers Grimm and the second by Charles Perrault. I strongly suggest you to read both fairy tales because they are beautiful, much more the cartoon adapted by Disney.
The detail of the Fairy Godmother, who asks Cinderella to bring her a big pumpkin, and then the mice - and even six lizards that the Fairy turns into lackeys - comes from the fairytale collected by Perrault, while in the version collected by the Brothers Grimm, which in my opinion is so sweet, there is the lovely white bird, which lives on a hazel tree grown on the grave of the mother of the maiden. The bird hears the prayers of Cinderella and launches her the clothes she will wear in the three evenings of dance at the court.
In both tales there is the detail of the little shoe left at the castle, but if in Perrault's version it is made of transparent glass, in the one by the Brothers Grimm it always change, depending on the different and beautiful dresses worn by the girl.
These are the links to read the two versions of the fairy tale:
Cinderella by Charles Perrault: http://www.math.grinnell.edu/~simpsone/Ft/cinderella.html
Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm021.html
Although they are two separate patterns, you can have them both with a special price. All you need to do is to buy them together and you can get a discount of 3 dollars if you insert this special coupon code in the appropriate box at time of your purchase: CINDERELLAGIFT
The PDF file include the cover, the pattern and the colors guide.