Name: Laura Mae
Skill Level: Advanced
Her Blog: Lilacs and Lace
Her post about the pattern: Raspberry Lemonade
What kind of fabric did you use? I used a lovely rayon/linen blend with eyelet embroidery which I underlined with a quilting cotton and lined with a yummy silk/rayon blend.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? My vintage sensibilities are apparent even when I use contemporary patterns (although one of the things I love about this pattern is its classic lines). I decided to add a ribbon belt to increase the girly factor. And my obsession with bound buttonholes is evident! If ever there was an excuse to play with buttons and buttonholes, this is the skirt!
What thoughts do you have about the project? I have a serious problem . . . I am addicted to the Beignet skirt (this is my second). In an effort to keep from ignoring all my other patterns, I have buried it in a pattern box for the moment, but I have a feeling that I am going to keep returning to this practical yet pretty pattern. Or perhaps I should fill my closet with them – is there really such a thing as too many skirts?!
Thanks, Laura Mae!