Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beign-yikes!

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...




Beign-yikes!

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?

5 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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  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!!

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  5. How is your Russian?%) Привет!

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