Hot! The “Sip of Lemonade” Skirt

I had misgivings about this week’s challenge for one simple reason:  the color yellow makes me look like I am suffering from consumption.  Well, some shades are worse than others, but you get the idea . . .

This does not keep me from purchasing fabric that is yellow, however.  I already used this rayon/linen blend for another skirt in a pink color.  I really liked the bow embroidery, so I grabbed a small length of the yellow color as well – I just knew it would come in handy!

I decided to use my limited yardage for a straight skirt.  This keeps the color away from my face, but lets me have fun with color combinations that are a bit unfamiliar to me.

This is the second Beignet I have made, and for the moment I think I will put the pattern aside.  But I am quite sure it will not be the last time I use it!

And my blouse is from this year’s “Tickled Pink” challenge.  I thought it was fitting to pair the two together!


• The Facts

⁃ Fabric:  Rayon/Linen blend eyelet; Quilting Cotton for underlining; Rayon/Silk blend for lining

⁃ Pattern:  Colette “Beignet”

⁃ Year:  Contemporary

⁃ Notions:  12 Buttons

⁃ Time to complete:  One week.

⁃ First worn:  August 8, 2012

⁃ Wear again?  Absolutely!

⁃ Total price:   ~ $17.00


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. I always like this pattern. Will have to make it myself some day. Funny how nearly all of us claim to look bad in yellow. :)

  2. You’re right the buttons look really cool on this skirt. Beautiful job.

  3. Just beautiful.. I love the idea that you added the beautiful plum blouse, with it.Great idea.. the skirt looks great on you. Happy sewing.

  4. I know exactly that material and its gorgeous! Love the way turn out for you! and BTW thank you for your bound buttonhole tutorial!

  5. Sweet skirt! You always make the most beautiful things.

  6. Super pretty, love the buttons. The plum blouse is gorgeous.

  7. The whole outfit is so pretty : ) I’ve been eyeing that sleeve pattern, that is quite something. You have such great style!