Skill Level: Intermediate
Her Blog: Ms. Modiste
Her post about the pattern: Beignet
What kind of fabric did you use?: 100% wool crepe.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I tend to prefer simplicity and functionality, and this pattern spoke to that with its straight lines and practical pockets. At the same time, I also tend to make “safe” choices, so I stepped outside my comfort zone by making it up in such a bright colour. I’m glad I did, as it really does make me happier just to look at it! To keep it clean and polished, I opted for a matching belt and covered buttons.
What thoughts do you have about the project? I’ve always had a bit of a difficult relationship with high-waisted garments, probably because I’m quite short-waisted, but this skirt fits like a dream. I particularly love the placement of the belt, which is comfortable and flattering. The pattern itself was so fun to put together – full of challenging little details and yet very easy to make. I can see myself sewing several more of these – in fact, I even have plans to make a version with a solid front and a side zipper for the ultimate simple TNT skirt. I just love this silhouette!