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Un Beignet a l'Orange

Added Aug 7, 2011

by laurwyn

Tilburg, Netherl...






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!




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 16, 2011, 08.42 AMby strickmeise

    It’s really lovely!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 01.43 AMby wildcatspow

    Killer! I love it!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 12.19 AMby amaydak

    Very cute, looks great on you!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 05.01 PMby julib

    I love the punch of color! The lining and the buttons are also adorable – polka dots! They just add so much cuteness as well. Love it! :-)

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.46 PMby ohusa

    Great looking skirt! I really want to try that pattern now as well :)

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.13 PMby runningwithscissors1

    What a wonderful skirt. The colour, the details, it is a winner. Great work!

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    Aug 8, 2011, 05.57 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    that is a lovely skirt and your finish of the project is absolutly stunning. the inside is to die for! BRAVO!!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 10.27 PMby happyseamstress

    Beautiful! I’ve had that pattern in my stash for quite some time but never got around to sewing it. I think you’ve inspired me to finally make it!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 08.49 PMby flowergirl22

    the schoes go really well with it,, it nice,, to see orange , usually just brown and reds,, i like them to

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    Aug 7, 2011, 07.06 PMby janul

    gorgeous! I love the color!

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