OK dish, how many patterns do you have in your stash that you've never sewn up? 10's, 20's, enough that you're getting a bit shifty eyed right now? What you want me to answer my own question? Well I'm gonna have to plead the fifth on that and ask that you direct any further questions to my lawyer Esquire Froggie. Meanwhile I'll be throwing patterns in the air and cackling. Mine all Mine!!!
I was "making it rain" with patterns the other week when the Beignet pattern landed on my head and I though, "Skirt pattern gooood, must sew." Now this baby has been in the stash for at least 2 years, maybe more. I probably bought it because some other blogger made up a cute version....as you do. Then realized I'd never tuck my shirt in to wear it and threw it in the back of the pile. But segue way to 2014 Heather who is all about Nettie bodysuits and tucking things in willy nilly. Short-waistness be damned, I'm making a Beignet skirt.
The sewing goddess must have been pleased because only 2 buttonholes had to be ripped out and resewn. Then she reminded me that there were two packs of self covered buttons in the stash. Sweet! Froggie approves the self covered button. One more pack of buttons had to be purchased to complete the skirt. Other than that all the materials were in the stash, including thread/interfacing/needles and such. I like to think of this as a 4 dollar skirt and giggle like I'm clever.
Light weight stretch cotton sateen for shell - purchased from Emmaonesock last year.
Polyester silk like blouse weight for lining - inherited from my grandmother's stash.
I sewed a straight size 10 straight out of the envelope. No Fitting Changes at all. I have never typed that sentence and fully expect a catastrophic event to occur. Watch out for raining frogs unless they look slightly furry and prepared to hem clothing.
- I did move the buttons away from CF about 1/2" more than the suggested placement.
"I like it. It's the color of the Florida Marlins uniforms.....well until they changed them."
My Final Thoughts
Confession - Wasn't sure that I'd like this pattern on me until it was completely done. When I put it on the first thought that popped into my head was that I needed to make another. The second thought was, "Sure thing, but not back to back. Go sew a quick project first." Ahhh good advice. I'm still 100% sure there's a denim version in my future. Won't that look cute with fall tights and boots? In the meantime I'm going to wear the crap of out this one with my Nettie bodysuits. Just give me a hand when I fall over next to you in these wedges. Maybe I should invest in a pimp cane.