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Getting back to basics! Butterick 5249 and Beignet 1005

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 I am glad things are slowing down a bit here, whew! Now I can get back to regular blogging and so forth.. I am so glad because I am in desperate need of fall basics, hence the title "Getting back to basics"!  I am reviewing two patterns in one day, well really one because I've already reviewed B5249! I just really needed a great basic black skirt and since the Beignet skirt didn't work well for my plan. I decided to give B5249 a second whirl! It's a great pattern and glad to have added it to my fall wardrobe!

Getting ready fall paired this B5249 with a scarf and black suede shoe booties upper left and on
the upper right leopard round toe pumps and a button down top!
 Now,  let's chat about the beignet skirt pattern from Colette patterns! It is a lovely pattern, it truly is.. I would recommend a beginner getting the pattern if not for the instructions alone. It really is like a sewing lesson, as the instructions are extremely well written... Having said that, I don't think I am totally in love with my version right now! Nothing to do with the pattern itself, which is AWESOME! I not in love with the length of my skirt.. Well, you say Candice didn't you do a muslin for this garment? Well, yes I did... However, I was so excited on making my first buttonholes, I forged right to the real garment, and had forgotten to make the adjustments to the pattern...So, no fault at all to the pattern, strictly user error lol!!!
Inside full lining( and my first buttonholes) ALL 12 of them lol!!

 I don't feel too bad because I learned a ton of new techniques on construction.  As I stated before the pattern instructions are awesome! I still wanted to review the pattern, even if I may not wear this skirt.... So here it goes!

Pattern Description:

Beignet 1005! paired with B5562 and red flats(polka dots are everywhere this season)
High waisted straight skirt provides a very flattering shape with paneled styling: not too loose or too tight around the hips, with a very fitted waist. Buttons up the front, has side seam pockets, and includes a self tie belt, which can be swapped out for your own narrow belts. Skirt has a faced waist, button placket and full lining.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the instructions for the pattern which in turned produced a professional finish! Dislikes, I wish I had added to the length!
Fabric Used:Cotton twill from
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I left off the belt loops although if I should make this skirt again I definitely will add them!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again, just not this season! I will definitely recommend to others!

Conclusion: A great skirt pattern, I did my first button holes, learned to do a catch stitched hem and other cool techniques....I probably will try this skirt again, just not right now, too many other things on my list! But if you give it a go just check the length! Alright,  Divas be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!


  1. OOOOwwwwwww. Love all your looks. I animal print shoe is HOT as are the red w/black and white polka dots. Great basics. I think I need to add some to my wardrobe. TFS

  2. Both pieces look great! The bright buttons and lining take the skirt up a notch and make it special.

  3. @ knitmachinequeen thanks Diva! @ Carla, thank you! It may grow on me! @ karin thanks so much!

  4. I think both skirts look great!! I especially love the row of red buttons! You wear both skirts well, and congrats on your buttonholes-- that many buttonholes intimidate me a little...

  5. I love your beignet, especially with those fun looking buttons! Great job!

  6. Cute skirts! Love how you've styled them too. I like both lengths...they are different but they both look good! Nice work!

  7. That's what you meant by check the length :-) I actually like my skirts to hit about there because to me a longer narrow skirt emphasizes my pitiful calves. I think it looks very good on you and you should wear it proudly!

  8. Thanks ladies! @ Shawnta, yeah it's cool when I'm standing in the beignet skirt, but when I try and sit and all these thighs and hips LOL! But thanks again!


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