This outfit is perfect for those early spring days where no leaves are out, but it's still nice and warm!
Which basically is just a nice way of saying that my outfit has the colors and textures of mud and dead vegetation.
That just really doesn't have the same ring to it, though... ;-)
All that to say- brown can be very appealing, despite some of its connotations! ;-)
The sweater is just a cute one I picked up from Kohl's years ago, so I can't take any credit for the cute neckline.
The skirt is made from a wonderful herringbone wool blend I found at Hancock Fabrics last year. It is just perfect- I love it!!! I know I have a tendency to say this about everything... but really- I don't know how I got along without this skirt!
I used a conglomeration of patterns and added the back pleats and button tab (inspired by a 1950s example). Even if it didn't turn out *quite* like I hoped, it still is a nice way to add interest to a neutral staple. :-)
Instead of my usual hook-and-bar closure on the waistband, using a matching button seemed appropriate. :-)
My blouse is made from Simplicity 1278, using a rayon print. We had about 1 1/2 yards of this fabric left from a previous project, so it was just right to make into a blouse and successfully stash-bust!
I loved the shaped hemline on the blouse, and I wanted to echo that element on the sleeves, too!
When I saw that Simplicity came out with this pattern a while ago, I was so excited! This neckline is So Cool!! And totally something I wouldn't want to go to the headache of drafting myself. :-)
· As always, the lovely photos are all thanks to Kathryn! ·