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Burnt orange and grey

Added Sep 13, 2011

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






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.

Material Notes

Burnt orange silk hessian, maroon lining fabric, maroon cotton for the seam and hem binding, invisible zip
Charcoal wool mix




Business, Casual, Classic
Blends, Silk, Wool

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    Oct 5, 2011, 05.19 PMby purplejb99

    LOVE the colors!!!

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    Sep 15, 2011, 09.33 AMby urbandon

    Very sleek and smart look. Beautifully finished.

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    Sep 14, 2011, 03.53 AMby robynemde

    Wow – the inside looks just as beautiful and tailored as the outside. I love it. Great job!

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      Sep 14, 2011, 08.31 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you!

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    Sep 14, 2011, 02.49 AMby poppykettle

    Great skirt – love how you’ve got the contrasting binding which both Cue and VM seem to have in their skirts.

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      Sep 14, 2011, 08.31 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you!

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    Sep 13, 2011, 08.36 PMby madebymeg

    a unique take! and very flattering :)

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    Sep 13, 2011, 03.24 PMby emilief

    love this combo!

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    Sep 13, 2011, 02.20 PMby pampula

    Beautiful skirt, the colour and pockets are great! Very nice work:)

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    Sep 13, 2011, 09.31 AMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Great job. The whole outfit is lovely.

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    Sep 13, 2011, 07.24 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    all finished so beautifully! love the orange colour. and its similar to alot of the colour schemes that have been in cue recently. cue is a great inspiration for pattern making challanges!

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      Sep 13, 2011, 08.11 AMby carolyn-s

      Thanks! It was the design rather than the colour I was copying. You are right; their designs are often really interesting and have unusual little quirks about them that make them really tempting to try reproducing yourself. Veronika Maine usually has really interesting features too.

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      Sep 13, 2011, 03.46 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      yeah! well they are run under the same umbrella. i like veronica maine because they use alot of mustard teehehe

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