Added Sep 13, 2011
Skirt; my own adaptions of Vogue 8363 to have the slanted side pockets but in a straight skirt silhouette. I kinda copied a skirt I had seen in Cue to get this… a curved waistband and with a separate front panel that has a discreet little pleat tucked in the side to allow hand-room for when your hands are shoved down deep in the pockets; and am very happy with how it turned out. Made of burnt orange silk hessian, with contrasting maroon lining and I cut maroon cotton into bias strips for the HongKong seaming and wider strips for the hem tape. This hem is deeep. I did a bound buttonhole and covered a button with the same fabric.
Top; the bodice part of Burdastyle magazine 08/2009, pattern 128 which is a dress pattern. I eliminated the zip from the centre back because this charcoal wool mix is slightly stretchy enough that the top can be just pulled over my head.
I also knitted the scarf; it is a thin long thing from 3 balls of black Baby merino in black.
Burnt orange silk hessian, maroon lining fabric, maroon cotton for the seam and hem binding, invisible zip
Charcoal wool mix
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