Hot! The “Bibbity Bobbity Bubble” Skirt

I am a little late to the Colette Pattern party.  But this past weekend I finally pulled out my Beignet pattern.  And I just know that this particular pattern will be getting a lot of attention in the near future.

My original plan for participating in these challenges was to curtail the number of complicated dresses I have a habit of sewing.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been so great about sticking to that resolution.

But this week was the perfect opportunity to get back on track.

Without a doubt, the skirts that I have sewn get the most use.  So my reality check was to create, you guessed it, a skirt.  This particular print is a bit over the top, so it will probably not get as much wear as a solid colored skirt, but I am very excited to have found a skirt pattern that I love.

• The Facts

⁃ Fabric:  Upholstery Cotton; Bemberg lining; cotton for facing

⁃ Pattern:  “Beignet” from Colette Patterns

⁃ Year:  Contemporary

⁃ Notions:  12 Buttons

⁃ Time to complete:  One weekend

⁃ First worn:  July 26, 2012

⁃ Wear again?  Yes!

⁃ Total price:   ~ $25.00


Laura Mae

Laura Mae adores sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns. She hopes to inspire others to create lovely and lasting garments that speak of a past era and yet remain timeless and elegant.


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  1. Gorgeous skirt…please tell me those aren’t bound buttonholes down the front : ) LOVE what you do Laura!!

    • Thanks Loran – and what a great eye you have for details! They are indeed bound buttonholes. I have an intense fear of putting a finished garment under a buttonhole attachment and hoping for the best. Not sure where it came from, but I can’t seem to shake it.

  2. Wow, the bound button holes look fantastic and done in black just adds an upscale look.

  3. SO. CUTE. I can’t BELIEVE you made that many bound buttonholes, you are AMAZING.

  4. That is a beautiful skirt! The print is lovely and the bound buttonholes are simply amazing.

  5. So cute and a bit different than your usual vintage look. I really like it and I want to make one just like it.

  6. Those buttonholes and the choice of the pink buttons make this skirt so special. Love the shape.