Sunday, March 27, 2011


Yesterday at the library, I was supposed to be gendering detective fiction and studying Russian. Instead, I daydreamed about sewing.
"I can always study later... time for a sewing break! Yeah, great idea!"

Maybe not such a great idea...

Two hours and a few BBC podcasts later, here is the muslin for my Beignet...


Once again muslins have proven to be anything but a waste of time. The general consensus with this make is that it doesn't flatter my figure. I think I just got carried away with Tilly's Beignets -- ordering the pattern and planning away my makes -- and forgetting that high waists never actually have looked good on me! (Tilly, I'm blaming you.)

So long Beignet!

I now have to find another use for my grey linen and thick cotton piqué... Any ideas?


  1. I don't know what you are talking about, I don't see anything majorly wrong with the way this fits you. Mind you, I find pictures often don't show the flaws as they are in real life, so I might not see it. From here it looks fine and the fabric you're describing would work very well...
    But anyway, I've recently started following your blog and I quite like your creations.

  2. Thanks Petite Josette. You're making me reconsider! It's true that pictures often look nothing like the actual thing.

  3. Gendering detective fiction? That sounds fascinating! I agree with Petite Josette - are you sure you can't make that skirt work? I'm going to start work on a Beignet this week.

    Thanks for your recent comments on my blog - very good point about the narrow upper chest adjustment.

  4. Blaming moi?! But it looks great! What's wrong with it?!

    Thanks for your thoughtful response to my blog post about the online sewing community. I like your observation about the leading blogs being the ones that GIVE a lot, and the parallel you draw with artist communities is really interesting.

    Oh and I nearly fell off the sofa when I saw you put me in the same class as Gertie, Casey and Tasia - thank you!!

  5. How is your Russian?%) Привет!


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