Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Beignet Skirt

I have finished and worn my Colette Patterns Beignet Skirt.

I kept putting this pattern to the bottom of my pile as I personally hate button holes, and this skirt has 12 of them!. But when you get down to it, they are really not that difficult!!

With the pocket lining showing!!

I bought the fabric in summer at Walthamstowmarket (London, England) and knew immediately that I wanted a Beignet skirt with the stripes running horizontally.

It took time to match the stripes at all the seams,but I think I did a good job (even if I do say so myself!)

I am impressed with my stripes match!

As mentioned in a previous post, I underlined the skirt as the fabric is quite thin. I am happy how it turned out as it gives the skirt more body.

I wore it today in the office and got some nice compliments on it.

Close up of the buttons

Would I make this again? Very definitely! In fact I found a plain beige fabric in my stash with matching lining that is going to be made into a Beignet in the not too distant future!


  1. Nice job with the stripes - not an easy task when they are so thin! Love the skirt

  2. Oooooo, Niice skirt!!! Wow, you did a great job with the stripes, and on ALL 6 seams! (I just made a beignet last month, not blogged yet. It's quite an involved make even in a plain fabric!)
    Really love your skirt!

  3. I am also a little off put by button holes. I don't know why but I seem to avoid them.

    The skirt looks great and I love how you've styled it.

  4. Beautifully crafted skirt, I understand your buttonhole phobia, I have one as well - to the point I still use my manual buttonhole, not the automatic one on the machine, so that I get better control. I guess the underlining also helps stabilise the skirt.

  5. This looks lovely! great work!

  6. That stripe-matching is insane! Good work!