In Sewing

Colette Meringue Skirt

The first project of the Colette Sew-along is FINISHED!! And on time I might add. Sorry for the horrid lighting in my pics. I finished my skirt in the early evening as the sun was going down so I attempted to take the final pictures with flood lights haha! FAIL!

Oh well, I’ll get some actual pictures with natural light soon!

Yeahhhh horrible lighting. BUT!! I’m pretty darn proud of myself for sticking with my original design plan and making it work! Currently accepting cyber high fives. Thank you, thank you 😉

I think I made THREE muslins before using my final fabric. I couldn’t get the fit right on any of them but finally decided to just go for it anyways. And what do ya know it worked out!

I’m pretty proud of it and I can’t wait to share better, more in depth pictures soon! I’ll also explain a little more on how I ended up tweaking the pattern.

Happy Monday everyone!


  • estelanunez

    everything looks so cool that u make 🙂 love it

    • Rochelle

      Thank you 🙂

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  • Oh I love this!!  Sooo going to copy you. haha!  

  • Craftynhmom

    I love this skirt, the colors are great! The whole outfit works so well! I can’t wait to see what else you make for the Colette sew along. I’m on my first attempt at a Colette pattern, the Beignet skirt. I found I have to go slowly, but I’m liking it so far!

  • Suzanna Wilson

    Hi, I’ve just found your blog through the Collette flickr group – and I’m so glad I did – can’t wait to explore your other posts. But just wanted to comment on your gorgeous meringue skirt – I love the two-tone effect!!!!

    • Thank you! You’re so kind to take the time to say so 🙂

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  • I found you through Rhinestones & Telephones too– I love your skirt!  Totally following you now!

    • Thank you so much! I’m checking out your blog right now 🙂 

  • katya Gorecki

    Where did you get the tag you put in the skirt? It’s so cute!

    • Thanks, I’m glad you like them 🙂 
      A woman out of New Hampshire has a little Etsy shop called Custom Couture Labels. She was fantastic to work with!

      The font I used for them is called Lady Rene:

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    Hello! I found you through Rhinestones and Telephone’s post. Your skirt is soooo cute and I just love your style! Red and turquoise is one of my favorite color combos, I made a nightgown in the colors. I look forward to seeing more of your creations! 🙂

    • Aww thank you! I’ve always loved aqua and red together too. I’m having so much fun with the sew a-long! Can’t wait for the next project.

  • Very cool Rochelle! You are so creative, and you have the perfect body to model your clothes, could it get any better? lol I can’t wait to see your next creation! 🙂