Blue Beignet Skirt

Added May 7, 2013

by sewwrong

Boston, Massachu...

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Description

Back in January I attempted to make a Beignet skirt from some luscious green wool I bought on a shopping trip to New York. There was my first mistake – the wool was way too heavy/bulky for this kind of skirt. Overall, I’m pretty happy with this version of the skirt. The fit isn’t as sleek as I’d like and seems to stand out more than other Beignet skirts. If I had been more concerned about the fit at the time, I would have taken in the seams a little bit in the front (it dips in slightly) and sides. I feel like the waist should fit a little tighter…maybe it would fit better if I paired it with a belt (I didn’t like how it looked with the fabric belt at all).

Would I make this skirt again? Maybe…it was a big time investment in making the buttonholes and sewing the buttons down (a trick I’ll try to share on here sometime). I like Andrea’s version with no buttons – that seems more like a realistic repeat to me. But there’s other button skirts on my radar, too…(hello Kelly skirt). Only time will tell!

More on the blog: http://sewwrong.blogspot.com/2013/05/bluebeignet.html

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Cotton

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    May 9, 2013, 08.33 PMby alicewang

    This is such a lovely skirt! It makes me want to rush out and buy this pattern x

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    May 8, 2013, 04.59 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous skirt. the black buttons are done so neatly down the front that it gives it such class. well done x

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      May 8, 2013, 08.32 PMby sewwrong

      Thank you! They were a pain to do but I’m really happy with how they turned out.

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