Un Beignet a l'Orange
Added Aug 7, 2011
At first, I thought that it was not that exciting. But this is a pattern that slowly crept up on me. I saw a few bloggers’ finished ones. I am also looking for different types of skirts as I seem to keep on going for A-line/ semi-circle ones.
DISCLAIMER: A few weeks ago, I took it out and worked on the pieces to upgrade it. The muslin was fitting great. As you will see in the next pictures, the waist in now too large… Especially at the back. That is good and not good… I have been losing weight (I bicycle more than an hour/day), Yeay! But it is a shame that the fit is already less good…
Anyway, as usual, the pattern was a pleasure. And I used almost no fabric for it! Colette patterns tend to be slightly addictive. I suspect Sarai to slip magic powder between the pages! The Beignet allows so many little cute details! And I went all out for this skirt!
1) ORANGE fabric!!!
2) Cute white and orange buttons. I love the contrast!
3) White fabric with orange polka dots for the lining. I wish I had bought more to make a blouse out of it!
4) White trimming for the hem of the lining, sewn on with orange thread…
5) And the whole thing works great with my shoes!
I hand-stitched a blind hem. That was quite an achievement! And I am completely in love with the hem of my lining. For the first time, I used that decorative stitch of my machine. And let me tell you, I will do it again!