The Sew Weekly Reunion Challenge this year was to make an outfit based on the 2013 Pantone Autumn Colours (for the Northern Hemisphere - I'm conveniently ignoring the fact it is the first day of spring!). Because I had literally just finished my deep navy/purple gathered wool top, and was making the red Beignet particularly to wear with this top, and they are 2 of the colours I figured it was meant to be!
All was going well. I smashed through the buttonholes on Thursday, carefully cut them out Friday and finished hand hemming in my lunch break and did half of the belt loops before work. I packed up my buttons and thread to sew in my break on Saturday, and all was going well until I realised (how, HOW?) I only had 11 buttons. Sigh. After work today I whizzed up to Spotlight, grabbed another 12, cut the 11 sewn buttons off and redid the new ones. They are actually nicer, so it's all worked out for the best.
My beloved took some photos for me, (neglecting to tell my I had the droopiest boobs ever - apologies) and after I uploaded them and deleted them off my camera the computer crashed, and I lost them. Sigh. So, another round of photos, and a few surly facial expressions later and it's done!
|Source - Colette Patterns|
The Beignet really needs no introduction - it's a lovely skirt, and a very involved pattern. This is slow sewing through and through. It is fully lined and faced, with many pattern pieces, but gives you plenty of opportunity to be creative with the shell fabric, lining, facing and buttons.
I had everything for it in my stash, using some lovely pinwale cord that had always been earmarked for a winter skirt, some leftover cotton for the facings, and some leftover stripey rayon for the lining. I'll do another post soon on how I did the buttonholes as that was the real challenge for me with this make.
The Sew Weekly likes a little summary so here we go!
Fabric - Red Cotton Cord for shell, floral cotton for facings, striped rayon for lining.
Pattern- Colette Patterns Beignet
Year- not sure! Modern pattern.
Notions - 12 20mm buttons, thread, interfacing, patience.
Pantone colours - Samba red and Acai purply-blue
Time to complete - approximately 25 hours.
First worn - today for photo shoot
Wear again - goodness I hope so!
Total price - approx $30 AUD