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Beignet: Casey’s Creation

casey in her skirt

Darling Casey was one of the (30 or so!) awesome volunteers who tested out our patterns before they went to print, and she chose the Beignet (though at the time, it had the rather dry name “pattern 1005”).

Well, Casey has just posted her review of the pattern on her blog, go check it out! I am in love with the yellow fabric she chose, the contrasting buttons, and actually the entire outfit she’s wearing here. Casey says:

“The Beignet skirt pattern is drafted beautifully, and everything fit together well. This is definitely a treat to work with patterns that have had this level of attention to detail. The raised waistline and seaming over the upper hip and back waist is super flattering; it’s a skirt that I almost always get compliments on when I wear it! Definitely a pattern I will go back to again and again.”

casey from the side

casey from the back

By the way, I LOVE seeing what everyone comes up with when they make the patterns, so if you have photos, please do let me know! You can either add them to the Colette Patterns group on Flickr, or just contact me!

Sarai Mitnick


Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.



May 12, 2009 #

CUTE! I can’t wait to start on mine!!!


May 12, 2009 #

Let me know how it goes, Heather!


May 13, 2009 #



May 15, 2009 #

Gorgeous! I received my haul yesterday! You ship fast, girlfriend (which means I heart you hard right now. :P ) Can’t wait to get started, I just have to decide WHICH ONE!


May 15, 2009 #

Somehow this didn’t show up in my feed reader, so I’m just stopping by (belatedly) to say thank you for featuring my skirt! :D