It's a combination of patterns - for the top I used this bolero from Vogue 8721, which is fast becoming an old-standby:
|I used the bolero on the bottom right|
Then I used the skirt from this pattern, a 1970's does the 1940's Simplicity 6110:
|I made the skirt with the pockets, but I love all the styling on this pattern - I might have to make everything!|
We're currently experiencing cold but these photos were taken a few weeks ago when it was unusually warm:
It looks like a pretty simple project, and it should have been if I hadn't put my self-drafted bolero lining together wrong way round, and then stretched the right front facing out of shape. This made the jacket sit all wobbly on one side, but was fixed with a lot of unpicking and re-cutting of the lining and facing, and some sneaky piecing together.
|Inside view of the bolero - you can just see a sneaky seam on the lower right of the photo where I had to piece a replacement facing together.|
What's so great about the skirt is the pockets, which are usually filled with scraps of scribbled on paper at the end of a days work:
I've been a bit slow at posting recently, so this outfit has already had a few outings at work. It's my new favourite work outfit! It sounds odd, but there's something about having a matching ensemble which makes me feel 'grown up'. Maybe suits aren't such a bad thing after all...
See you soon!