Well the day has finally arrived. At long last, my Beignet skirt is finished! Hooray! I love love love the look of this pattern.
Paired with the vintage blouse! My first fully hand-made outfit!
It’s taken me a while to finish the skirt, mostly because I was determined to avoid cutting corners. I fell hard in love with my lining fabric and wanted to make sure that it was put to best use! Since this skirt is only my fourth sewing project, I’m obviously still learning a whole lot of skills. This pattern got me lining, fitting pockets, and finally learning what twill tape is actually for. So not only do I adore the skirt for how comfortable it is, but I’m also super proud of the various new abilities that I’ve developed while making it.
I literally dream of this lining. And I love that it’s like a hidden secret bonus!
There’s absolutely no question about whether or not I’d make this skirt again. As time consuming as the process was, the pattern was perfectly clear and detailed. And I had no problem with the sizing (which I had to grade out on my hips – they would be called ‘child bearing’ if we went back a few decades).
So yay! One more project down. Tomorrow I’m off to Walthamstow market for fabric shopping with a bunch of fabulous twenty-something sewers (including the fantastic Rhiannon whose blog is LIFE), ready to purchase fabric for my next pattern. Details to come!
In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!