Sunday, 20 March 2011

One week, one skirt pattern


Have I mentioned how much I love the Beignet skirt from Colette Patterns? I love it so much, in fact, that I wore it - well, three versions of it to be precise - all last week. A homage to the more hardcore Me-Made-March troops, if you will. Plus, I went to Washington DC, so what better way to pack light than limit my wardrobe options to three skirts? (The photo in my last post was of Eleanor Roosevelt's dress at the National Museum of American History, by the way.)

Day 1 - Capitol Hill 

Day 2 - boyfriend's office in the Library of Congress

Day 3 - sipping on a margarita

Day 4 - cheesy chips at Ben's Chili Bowl 

Day 5 - Supreme Court

Day 6 - fabric shopping - more on that later, promise!

Day 7 - National Gallery of Art

The skirt proved yet again to be versatile, practical, comfortable (even on an overnight flight) and rather stylish too, if I do say so myself!

27 comments:

  1. Oooh! Lovely combinations.
    I want your bunny brooch! My boyfriend bought me what he thought were bunny brooches for Valentines Day but they're cufflinks! Silly boy. They're very nice but sadly don't attach to things very well.

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  2. Library of Congress! Librarian (student)'s dream! sigh!

    This is such a good example of stylishly packing for travel. I love how you made each outfit stand out on its own, even though they technically have the same skirt.
    Seems like you had a great trip!

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  3. That skirt is just wonderful!! It looks so different and awesome in each colour too, and you've styled it perfectly. I love the blue with the yellow buttons especially, it's so cute!
    Also, your hair looks lovely at the moment (not that it didn't before, but it just caught my eye in this post).
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  4. How great! You really showcased how versatile this pattern is. I know I say this pretty much every time you post about this pattern, but I *really* need to get it!

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  5. Tilly!!!!!!!!!! What a visual treat. Do you take a bad photo ever? I love all your outfit shots, but I particularly adore the one of you outside the Supreme Court - all that blue - and the one in the National Gallery of Art - more intense blue. I really do have to make my version of the Beignet, though I will never look as stylish as you and that gold denim - it's either gonna work or it isn't. Oh, one last thing - cheesy chips?!! That looks like a carb fest extraordinaire. Washington looks FAB.

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  6. I love each and every one of these outfits! Lovely!!

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  7. LOVE this! Your trip sounds like it was fantastic!! All the photos are lovely....can't wait to hear more about the fabric shopping ;-)

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  8. great skirts, great colours

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  9. Tilly you are so photogenic! I love your outfits (my absolute favourites being days 3, 4 and 7) and I am impressed at how you managed to create such different looks with just three skirts. Excellent stuff!

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  10. So neat to see all the different combinations. I like the yellow beignet with the brown cardigan- all those buttons!

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  11. I think I like the blue jean one the best.

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  12. the skirts make every outfit a unique one. versatile is the word.

    very very cute.

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  13. What a lovely skirt. And so versatile since you don't even think about the fact that it is, in deed, the same skirt.
    I love the combo witht the red skirt, blue cardi and red belt, it looks great, the belt really makes the outfit!

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  14. If there is anyone out there who dare say that, then it is definitely you! :D The Beignet pattern seems to have been made for you! I love all your photos, seems like you had a very nice and STYLISH week in the US! :D

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  15. Awesome! Even though you are wearing the same skirt pattern for a week, your outfits all look totally different. I'm going to think of you every time I see a button through skirt now! Magic photos!

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  16. Each and every outfit is so cute! The skirt is definitely one of the most versatile patterns. Every different color lends the skirts their own personalities, and you are excellent at styling your outfits. You look really happy and gorgeous in every picture. Looks like the trip was lots of fun, and I really want to hear about the fabric shopping. ;)

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  17. You have inspired me to make this skirt for my daughter;but will one be sufficient for her!!! Could you possible let me know the author of the Japanese pattern book;other daughter caught sight of those dresses. Her birthday is coming up soon so a new dress would be appreciated.

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  18. Adorable! You look amazing in every shot, which is more then I've ever managed to do. Didn't you love the National Gallery? Their Goya collection is amazing! Though Washington always feels like such a cemetery to me, all the white Marble and monuments. Philadelphia is clearly the superior capital....too bad it was changed to DC!

    http://strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com/

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  19. when i find a pattern that works i also like to make it multiple times. it's great to see that you are getting so much use out of it. the skirts are great.
    love your blog too. just found it today.

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  20. Tilly, you look gorgeous in every single photo (and so do the skirts!) And so happy, it was obviously a wonderful trip. Congratulate your boyfriend on his amazing photo skills. x

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  21. Dag! Your beignets sure do travel. I have to make this skirt now that I bought the pattern!

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  22. And I am sold on the Beignet.

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  23. You could wear a sack and still look good!

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  24. love that rothko! cute outfits too :)

    xx

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  25. The Skirt looks fantastic!It makes me want to enter your give away.although not sure what my sewing mantra is just yet.haven't really thought of one yet.
    I particularly love the denim looking one and that fabric shop looks amazing so many different colors.
    Oh I'm having a give away too.It's a gorgeous uncut vintage pattern for a dress or shirt.I've only just started my blog so you actually do have a chance of winning.

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