12 January 2011

Two Beignet colour schemes




One of my New Year Re-sew-lutions is to make more clothes I can wear everyday. I wear my denim button down skirt all the time, so I've decided to get a couple more versions out of the Beignet pattern.

The first one, which I've started putting together, will be in red gabardine (left over from my Ceylon dress), with matching fabric covered buttons, red cotton poplin facings, mint green poly lining (left over from The Betty Draper Suit), and my red bow belt. It isn't going to have pockets because I forgot to put them in and can't be bothered to unpick the stitches I want a more fitted look.

The second one will be in a gorgeous needlecord in a colour I can only describe as "foam bananas" - you know, those soft yellow banana sweeties. Mmm... foam bananas... It will have matching yellow lining, leftover floral print for the facings and pockets from my first dress, and wooden buttons.

What are you working on at the moment?

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31 comments:

  1. They are both gorgeous combinations. I particularly like the banana needle cord. Woo-hoo. Have just finished a skirt that may be unwearable, I can't decide.

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  2. Can't wait to see the "foam bananas" variation. :) I just started making a dress. Hopefully, I am going to finish it until Saturday.

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  3. I lurved your denim 70's version & it's yellow buttons - and the new colours/fabrics look really promising too. (I've made a toile for Beignet pre-Crimbo but I haven't finished fitting it yet, I may have to steal the yellow button idea though LOL!)!

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  4. great combinations! I love the idea of having the floral facings. And the bow skirt will look awesome with the beignet. I have actually been planning to make another beignet for a while and this post has definately reignited that idea.

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  5. I love these colour schemes, I can't wait to see them finished. I'm working on Sunni's trouser sew-a-long for an outfit I'm hoping to put together, hopefully it'll be finished by the end of the year ;)

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  6. I have a red beignet and wear it all the time - yours will be very cute with the contrasting lining and bow.

    I'm making a winter cape at the moment. It is summer here, but I'm making myself a few key winter things for after the baby is born, as I don't think I'll have time to sew then! Plus I'm kind of sick of making dresses for maternity.

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  7. A Beignet too! I'm using red gabardine and a navy lining, haven't decided on the buttons yet. I was inspired to do it when I saw that pic of you in your blue one!

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  8. I absolutely adore the colour scheme and materials for the second one! And the wooden buttons are definitely the cherry on top.

    I'm a little bit obsessed with needlecord for winter.....have already made one dress in brown and now working on another in blue.

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  9. Oooh, I particularly like the cord one with that gorgeous floral detailing. Coincidentally I am planning to make another Beignet soon and to use cord too, so look forward to seeing yours. It's such a useful skirt, I made one in wool which I wear all the time.

    However, one of the reasons I love the pattern is that I absolutely love skirts and dresses with pockets, so if I'd accidentally forgot to put them in I'd make sure I ripped out, though I can see it might give a closer fit, of course!

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  10. Can't wait to see the finished project! I love both so much:)

    I am currently working on a slip. Using a bambi pattern from Burda, and following a direction well so far:)

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  11. Super, wonderful! I know what you mean about wearing your sewing projects everyday, these are looking very wearable.

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  12. I think both combos are gorgeous but I think the red/aqua one without pockets takes the biscuit for me. Gabardine is such a lovely fabric, I bought some for the trousers I'm currently making for Sunni's sewalong and can't stop stroking it! It will make a stunning skirt in red. I love the buttons for the foam banana skirt too,..mmm.. foam bananas, reminds me of shrimps...mmm, shrimps. x

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  13. I love them both. I always think it's a shame that the lovely linings and facings aren't seen often enough!

    I'm about to return to a vintage 1961 cocktail dress that I abandoned at the muslin stage a few months ago because I didn't know how to resize patterns. Actually, I still don't know how to do it. I must be getting braver!

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  14. Beautiful fabric combinations, love the idea of using corduroy! The beignet was one of the patterns I received for Christmas, I can't wait to finish up my current projects and eventually start on it.

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  15. I'm sure these will be wardrobe workhorses.

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  16. Ooo, I made a red Beignet with a lining that same color! I need to get around to making another one some day.

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  17. I love love love red and mint (or turquoise) together! It's one of my favourite ever combinations.

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  18. I love the contrast colors of the red and turquoise, very lovely. Can't wait to see how it tuns out.

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  19. So pretty, Tilly! I'm looking forward to seeing them both. I'm working on vintage Simplicity 5408 in red polka dot. My first dress for my Lifetime Wardrobe. :)

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  20. I'm especially keen on the red/mint green combo (and the bow's just the cherry on the cake!). Don't you own the Sencha pattern, too? Because a mint blouse would look soooo pretty with it!

    I love the idea of having floral hidden contrasts with a plain fabric, too. If I'm able to sew myself a plaid shirt one day, I'd love to do this with collar stands and cuffs!

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  21. exciting!! i really want to make a Ceylon dress, the cut is so fabulous. did it fit you well?

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  22. Love the red one! Sure it will look great!

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  23. The "thing" with the pockets, it happens to me all the time :)

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  24. I love the wooden buttons! So great :)

    This pattern is definitely going on my 'to make' list - once I get over my fear of buttonholes, that is.

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  25. I don't know about the yellow, but I love the mint green/bright red combination!

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  26. Funnily enough, I was just contemplating putting "make another Beignet skirt" on my 2011 sewing list the other day. hehe! I adore your color choices--the red is a knock-out color and the yellow is so pretty. Can't wait to see the finished dress!

    Right now I am mostly working on my neglected Lady Grey jacket. Actually, I restarted it... long story, which I will eventually post about. ;)

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  27. I LOVE the green and red fabric combo. That'll be gorgeous. Can't wait to see what it looks like :)

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  28. oh I love the color combination in the first pic! I just found your blog, and I'll definetly check in here more often!

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  29. Gorgeous colour combos Tilly. I particularly like the cord one with the floral fabric and wooden buttons. Looking forward to seeing the finished articles.

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  30. Beautiful, can't wait to see them made up!
    I'm still on a 3.5 month long trip around the world and won't see my sewing machine for another 2 weeks...

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