Monday, February 10, 2014

My Colette Beignet Skirt

This has been coming for a loooooong time!
Actually, I have tried to make it up for weeks and weeks, actually, months! And finally, it was time!
I think the main reason why I never got around to it was that I had my mine set on making this in a dark blue cord fabric, just like the one Shona has made. I just love it!
But I did`nt have any blue cord, so I had to find something in my stash.
When I went to Oslo before Christmas, I brought home some sort of grey-ish wool-ish knitted suit fabric whit just a hint of horizontal stretch. It is actually quite nice! I made the Laurel dress whit the same fabric.
Unfortunately, I have not blogged it, even though it is like half a year since I made it! *bad blogger*

From drafting to cutting to finnished skirt, it took me about 3 weeks. Again, the 1 hour here and 1 hour there-concept. Wery famous for that....

I decided to skip the whole lining, and just interface the inside whit a nice contrasting floral cotton.
After I had cut all the fabric, I suddenly realized that the main fabric has some stretch and the facings has not, so I was very anxious about that. I even made fabric covered buttons, a whole 12 pcs! That is my first time, so I must say that was quite fun, and made a very nice detail on my skirt.
The pockets are the same fabric as the facings, by the way.

I asked my better half to take pictures, outside, during freezing wind. The pictures were quite bad, but it will have to do for now...

I really love my Beignet skirt, it has a great fit and i feel slimming and feminin in it. 
I can se my self whit more Beignet`s in the future

Friday, February 7, 2014


I allways have some bigger projects on my sewing table. And when I say big, it`s not necessarily BIG, but becuase of familiy and, well.... life, it can take up to weeks before I finish something. You know, the famous one hour here and one hour there. Like the Colette Beignet skirt I JUST finnished! It took me about 3 weeks from drafting to finished results. Ohhhh!... I cant wait to show you! I am so happy whit the results! *squeeel*
 But, in between, for my own sanity, I need a quick fix. A hat is so quick and easy, it does`nt get better.
I have made 4 of these, all for different receivers. My daughter is going to a classmates birthday party to day, and I made her this. A super girly baggy hat whit shade.

I allso made this one a couple of weeks ago to an other birthday girl:

Super cute and super quick. Just the way I like it :) And by the way! They are reversible!