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I am determined to shift my focus from dresses and party dresses for more wearable, casual pieces. I have also promised my two boys that I am going to spend more time with them outdoors (what a brave affirmation!) so I need more casual clothes.

With that in mind, I created this top using Burda magazinepattern in issue 09/2012. Wonderful for thick, wintery fabrics, with clever darts and shoulder / sleeve joining seams. You don’t need zips, buttons, not even knowledge or skill to do with set in sleeves. Easy! You need 1.5 m of fabric, however I managed to cut this from 1 meter. I must admit, the hem band has been created from loads of little pieces as I could not cut one meter long piece. However, this is hardly noticeable if pressed nicely. Because the fabric is so stiff (100% wool), I did not need to use any vielene.

The skirt is made using the same pattern as the snake print skirt, in Burda Style magazine style 122 of 12/2012. The main feature is a crease at the back, just above the little tail. As opposed to the wool fabric used for the top, the grey wool mixture fabric is soft and stretchy.

There’s an outfit that is comfortable easy and warm to wear.

worn with:
wool cape from Wallis
Ralph Lauren Polo sunglasses
grey boots with stud detail: H&M
Black suede boots: Vicino, Romania
pewter chain bag: Wallis
Cobra bracelet: Coco boutique, Enfield, London