As for this floral Beignet, I cut it and finished it during the big hurricane (in my neck of the woods we were fortunate and had no major problems.) I happened to see a fellow Mid-Atlantic seamstress made herself a Sandy Beignet, too. I guess we really need sassy high-waisted skirts around here.
I cut a size 12 and eventually altered the seams down less then an inch around the area between the waist and hip- it was bulging in a weird way. I excluded the belt, loops and pockets. Pockets in the hip seam add unwanted bulk for me. I've got pretty full hips and it's nice to only cut one size. Colette patterns are friendly to those of us blessed with a backside.
The fabric is a mid to heavy-ish cotton sateen with a dash of spandex. I lined it with a heavy polyester that likely isn't meant to be lining material. I think it may be a brocade? Whatever it is, it sure frays like a butt. The buttons are some that I had, a delightful 80's vintage plastic. The Colette patterns are always lovely to work with and this one is no exception.