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Getting Outside My Comfort Zone

Added Jan 20, 2011

by lazylinchen

Jyväskylä, Finland






My new year’s resolution was to wear different colours than usual for me (I’m a fairly blue and grey girl). So, since yellow is something I never wear, I bought this yellow boiled wool when visiting family in Rome.

When I got home I pre-washed my fabric. I figured “well, it’s boiled wool, so I can easily wash it at 40°C”… erm… no… It shrank and I had just enough left to make the skirt without hemming (luckily the wool doesn’t ravel).

To be sure the skirt was going to fit I made a muslin first, which is the grey skirt, made with some leftover scraps from my Cozy Winter Skirt.

Both skirts are not hemmed because of lack of fabric. Also they’re a tad shorter than I usually wear, but with some opaque tights or leggins I’ll probably feel covered enough.

I think the yellow looks great combined with the lilac coloured shirt. Definitely a good decision to try new things!

The grey one is perfectly wearable and a great basic.

Pattern from Burda magazine 12/2010 #123. Very easy! I liked the high waist and that the darts are on the side instead of at the top.

Material Notes

yellow boiled wool, grey stretch wool, two zippers from my Grandma’s stash (taken from old garments)




Garment Type

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    Jan 20, 2011, 10.16 PMby aceshey18

    Great job, they look as if they fit really well. I like the yellow, and the exposed zip works with it. x

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