I have a really bad habit of making separates that match back to absolutely nothing in my closet. Am I the only one with this problem?
And that is one of the many reasons I love making dresses – the issue does not exist!
This sweater was finished 11 months ago, yet this is the first time I have worn it. Which is absolutely ridiculous!
I simply adore cables! They look so complicated, but the pattern is so easy to follow, and the actual cabling only happens every few rows.
The skirt is also one of those orphaned projects that just did not work back to anything I own. Until I realized that this sweater was just perfect. And seeing how it is made of wool, it makes wearing a cotton skirt in February a little more comfortable!
It is actually a Rachel Comey design from Vogue (read: "modern"), to which I added a full seven inches. I am continually seduced by the small amount of yardage that are required by these contemporary designs. However, once I alter the garment so it is long enough for my comfort level, the yardage requirements are no longer as wonderful as I originally anticipated.
This outfit is continuing the early Spring theme. And with the backing of Punxsutawney Phil, I feel quite certain that many pastel colors are in my future.
Sweater: Made by me, "Tri-Cable Stitch Jumper" from A Stitch in Time, Volume 2
Skirt: Made by me, Vogue 1170
Jacket: Made by me, Vogue 8306