Wednesday, November 20, 2013

An old Beignet skirt and a new pair of glasses



Size: size 10.

Alterations: omitted the fabric belt.

Fabric: the same black cotton canvas I used for my first Kelly skirt and some flowery lining material , both from my stash.

Last week I found this UFO skirt under a pile of muslins and stuff to throw away in a corner of my room. I'm ashamed to say I didn't even remember of its existence. I'm not usually an UFO kind of girl: when I start a project, I always try to finish it before I start another one.

But the reason why this Beignet defeated me is because it features one of my greatest sewing enemies: buttonholes, and 12 of them nonetheless. Just the word "buttonholes" makes me instantly lazy. It's completely irrational, since I include them in my favorite projects (like my Bleuet dresses) and my machine even has a "memory" function for buttonholes that makes sewing multiple one much easier.

Sweater: ASOS - Shoes: Pimkie (old) - Glasses: c/o Bonlook
Anyway, when I found this skirt everything else was finished except for buttons and buttonholes, so I just sat down, grinned my teeth and half an hour later I had a perfectly wearable skirt.

The combination of black and Beignet means lots of wearability for me. I made this skirt two more times (appearances here and here) and they're still the most worn separates in my wardrobe. This skirt will join them soon.

I'm wearing the Peacock frame in Dark Chocolate.
And because I didn't have a lot to say about this skirt, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and show off my new glasses.
I was contacted by Bonlook a while ago to try one of their frames and to offer a pair to my readers, and as much as I try to keep this blog strictly sewing-related, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
I mean, if I could afford it, I would probably own at least a dozen pairs of frames; I've been wearing glasses since I was 8 and have learnt to appreciate them as style accessories, so why deprive myself and one of you guys of this chance?
Moreover, Bonlook offers some awesome looking frames, and I had the pleasure to experience they are great quality and come with excellent customer service.

I hope you'll appreciate this giveaway even though it's not sewing related.

To win one pair of BonLook glasses of your choosing (prescription, non-prescription, sunglasses... anything!) valued at $99 (shipping is not included) just click here.
The giveaway is open to everyone for a week.

Good luck!

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful skirt !! I love your glasses !

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  2. I've been meaning to make a Beignet for YEARS now. It just looks so wearable!
    Also, I'm trying to imagine a world in which my glasses would cost $100, with my prescription... but a sweet pair of sunglasses would be great! Your frames are super cute!

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  3. Yeah for undiscovered Ufos that are quick to sew. So Erinyes it's such a great surprise. It a great skirt... Glasses are cute, I wear mine at home but if I got stylish pair like yours maybe I wear them on the blog... That's a dare. If I win, my next post will be me and my glasses

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  4. So interesting not that crazy word autocorrect wrote erinyes

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  5. With thin lenses and shipping costs these frames still cost about half as much what I'm used to pay here in Italy, so when I'll need to replace mine, I know where I'll get them!


    Beignet is such a great skirt, do try it, you won't regret it :)

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  6. pretty skirt and ditto glasses! What a great give away. I'm wearing glasses for some time now and I love it!

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  7. I have a skirt I started on months ago, a plus size variation of Helena Skirt on BurdaStyle, and I am SO scared of those buttons I can't even get near the thing!

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  8. I also get apprehensive about buttons and buttonholes, although I have recently discovered how rad they are - I think it's a fear of messing up the placement of the buttonholes more than anything! I'm waiting for one of those simflex guides to arrive in the mail do that will hopefully help!

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  9. I completely dread buttonholes too. I've got 2 project on hold because of them right now. Your skirt is really cute.

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  10. I really should try making a Beignet. It looks adorable!

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  11. I love this skirt, but as I can't even sew a straight light properly (yet) I think it's a project for a little way down the track.

    I love your glasses. I wear contact lenses...but am still looking for the perfect, comfortable pair of frames so I can not always wear contacts. One day!

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  12. Did you make the top you're wearing? Foxes are my weakness :)

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  13. Great skirt! Ahh yes, I always put off the last steps, but how great is is to find something like this again where you're done in half an hour? And thanks for the give-away :)

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  14. Nope, it's from ASOS, I linked it under the second picture :)

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  15. I think that's one of my issues as well, I'd LOVE to have one of those guides!

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  16. Silvia - Sewing PrincessNovember 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    I have been wanting to get a pair of cateye frames forever...

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  17. Fabulous skirt *and* glasses! You look adorable, as ever. I don't find buttonhole super terrifying, as my machine does them really well, but they do keep me from starting projects. It's just so much easier to pick the dress without twenty-five buttonholes.

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  18. Fab outfit! Just the cutest get up ever with that foxy tee and those shoes. Love! I was going to make the beignet ages ago, your red one was the first to inspire me but guess it got pushed to the bottom of the queue. Yours looks lovely though...

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  19. This skirt looks fabulous - especially with that cute sweater!
    And your new glasses are gorgeous too - BonLook's style is unique, sophisticated but simple and totally wearable... so thank you for sharing their giveaway :)

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  20. Beautiful skirt!
    Btw love that sweater and those glasses!

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  21. Lovely Beignet... and what a find! Would love to find a nearly finished skirt just like that in the bottom of my piles. Great names given to the styles of glasses...

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