I know that technically I don't have to wear a skirt today, but it's Easter and I finished it last night, so I figured I would wear my sparkly new Beignet skirt.
It took me about a month from muslin to finished project, but I think the time was well worth it.
The shell fabric is a lovely blue twill from my stash and the lining is a super soft polka dotted poly-charmeuse from JoAnn's. The lining fabric was a bit of pain to work with (it frayed terribly until I finished the seams), but it feels fantastic.
The buttons are pale blue slimlines. I considered doing a more contrasting button, but decided I wanted this skirt to be a versatile as possible, so I kept it tone-on-tone.
The sewing was not difficult, although attaching the curved parts of the lining to the facing can be fussy. The reason it took me so long was purely due to the large number of seams -meaning a large number of seams to finish.
That said, if I came across a good fabric, I'd make it again and I think this iteration will get lots of wear especially since the twill can be dressier (like today) or more casual.
Top: Ann Taylor Loft - from Material Objects (consignment)
Coral Necklace: American Girl Co. (to go with my Felicity doll, when I was ten or so)
Skirt: Beignet, made by me
Shoes: Bass Outlet
Chocolate Bunny: from Mom
Jelly Beans: on loan from Mr. Cleaver
In the next few days, I'll do a post-Lent round-up/wrap up. Hope you've enjoyed this challenge as much as I have!