My apologies for the lack of posts this week, but I’ve been doing a lot more thinking / pondering / planning than sewing in the last few days. The Renfrew gravy train is starting to stall (big surprise after 6 in a row!), and I realized I want more winter skirts in my wardrobe. After hemming and hawing and generally not getting anywhere, I decided to take advantage of the 3-day weekend here in the US and do a little sewing experiment.
Now. I am generally not a fan of experimentation when it comes to sewing (i.e., trying out a pattern without being fairly certain that the style will suit me). I am also generally not a fan of Colette Patterns. Now before you start yelling at me… I have absolutely nothing against Sarai or her awesome team, and I’m a devoted reader of Coletterie, but their vintage-inspired garments are just not really my thing. No biggie.
However. I’ve been seeing a lot of super cute Beignet skirts around the sewing blogosphere lately, and I’m in love with the idea of a wintery button-down skirt in a nice twill, tweed, or corduroy. I’m picturing myself prancing around Boston in my buttony skirt, opaque tights, and tall boots… and generally being adorable and fancy. You know how it is. : )
I’m very dubious about the super high-waistedness of this skirt, since high-waisted anything and I have never been friends. BUT, I decided to drop the 15 bucks and give it a try, since I’ve got a long weekend ahead of me and plenty of muslin already stashed in my apartment.
And I’m sick of sewing Renfrews. For now. : )
Any predictions as to the outcome of my little experiment here? Disaster? Brilliant success? A high-waisted muslin flying out of my apartment window in a fit of despair? Hmmm….