L, Not-So-B, D

Another Muse Natalie. I love this pattern!


I confess to being the sort of person who hates those “10 Things a Woman Must Have” type lists. Although I love looking at pictures of capsule wardrobes for a specific reason (winter business travel, summer beach, etc), the idea that all women, in their daily lives, have to have a certain set of clothes really annoys me. And especially when these typical lists are so soul-suckingly boring (LBD, white button down, striped T-shirt, blah blah blah).

So if I have to sew a D, it cannot be fully B, and, as it turned out, it’s not so very L either.

I increased the length of the centre front skirt so as to keep the hem straight, but made no other changes. The centre triangle is basted to a woven material (not interfaced) for stiffness. And I hand-sewed on a matching triangle on the WS to hide all the seams. I also had to hand stitch the neck binding on the reverse side after attaching it by machine. Any attempt to machine stitch the binding to the WS resulted in a horribly wavy neckline. Probably because my jersey fabric was so thin!


Nothing more to say — I like it as much as my  first one, despite obligatory photobombing by the Creature!

And just for fun, here’s how much the Creature has grown in the five months since I sewed my first Muse Natalie:

P1100154        Puppy 01

Oh dear, he looks quite tubby and stubby in this photo! It’s because his body is squished against mine, pressing it flatter and making it look larger.

And now, I sound like one of those dog parents! But he’s not tubby and stubby, I promise you! Here’s proof:



6 thoughts on “L, Not-So-B, D

  1. that pretty pup is totally stealing the show! Love your new dress, it looks wonderful on you. I also hate those lists that say every woman needs the same ten items- I hate white button shirts, I never wear them. And I own 3, because at various times I let myself be convinced that it was important to have a good one. I prefer drape!

    1. I know, right? As if a random magazine article write will magically know what suits everyone! The Creature says thank you for saying nice things, he’s quite used to getting all the attention! 😉

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