I have a love/hate relationship with the color yellow. It is a bright and cheery color that looks great when paired with so many colors that I love. However, yellow does not love my complexion.
And yet I purchased a length of this rayon/linen eyelet . . . go figure.
The lemony color really is lovely – just not anywhere near my face. So for the Sew Weekly “Yellow Challenge,” a skirt was the ticket.
This is now the second version of the Beignet skirt I have made. How many times does one have to use a pattern before they are officially obsessed and/or stuck in a rut? To be fair, I will be putting this one away for the moment, although it will not be forgotten. Wouldn’t it look lovely in a soft wool?
I previously used this eyelet fabric for an unlined skirt. However, this particular silhouette is fitted, and something needed to be done about all of those eyelet holes. I decided to use a white quilting cotton with a tonal floral print as an underlining (leftover from my first attempt at quilting which is currently in a bag and in pieces – maybe I should do something about that!). I thought it would be a bit more interesting than a solid white even if I am the only one who knows that the fabric is patterned.
The skirt pieces were cut out in the cotton, laid on the rayon/linen, cut, and hand basted together.
I used my extra silk/rayon yardage from the undercollar of this dress. It has a beautiful drape, making a thread tack necessary at each of the seams.
And this time around I could not resist the call of my beloved Hug Snug seam binding. I think I forgot to mention it, but for my bubbled Beignet I decided to live dangerously and merely pinked the seams of the outer shell. Because both lining fabrics are so lightweight, I decided to use french seams for a clean finish.
And I am sure it is no surprise that the buttonholes are bound!
So my experience with a bit of jonquil was positive overall! Now I feel bad about all of the nasty things I have said about the color for so many years.
Blouse: Made by me, Simplicity 2154
Skirt: Made by me, Colette “Beignet”
Shoes: Banana Republic