Monday, March 20, 2017

A Matched Set

On this first day of Spring, the weather took a bit of a backward turn, and last week’s gorgeous sunshine was replaced with gray skies and rain.  Boo.

This skirt was what I pulled out of the closet this morning to brave the wet weather, along with a sweater, a pair of pumps, and some red lipstick.  It was a bit of armor, if you will, to face the week.  

The first outing for this skirt, however, was back in December.  It has taken me this long to get through the photos, and there are quite a few other finished garments that I would like to get around to posting at some point!

This daisy print was originally destined to be something else entirely, but I have managed to make a cropped jacket, a full skirt, and a pencil skirt from the yardage.  So, all in all, I am going to call this a success!

These three pieces have become staples in my wardrobe.  They are in heavy rotation from season to season, and I think they will continue to be for many years.

I love the opportunity to go all out with an outfit, including a hat and gloves, but I am also finding it very helpful having more and more separates in my closet.

Now I just need to make friends with solid colored fabrics so more of those separates will work with each other.

But I am not sure I will ever be able to resist a textured floral textile, and I am not sure I want to!

Jacket:  Made by me, Vogue 9082
Skirt:  Made by me, McCall 2698
Shoes:  Royal Vintage “Marilyn
Hat:  Made by me
Necklace:  Grandmother’s (borrowed from Mom)
Earrings & Brooch:  Grandmother’s
Gloves:  Vintage


  1. NOT seamed stockings!!!

    NOT three (3!) items from yardage!

    NOT a hat question!: Is there a headband inside of there to help keep it on your head, or are there pins/clips keeping things just so?


  2. Having just ordered my first pair of royal vintage comfortable are they?

    1. These particular pumps are super comfortable for me. They do run a bit large, but I prefer that to too small!

  3. Lovely!!
    Love the fabric you picked!

  4. Everything you make is so lovely and fitted so very well. But I do often wonder about the hem length. This would be so much more flattering on you if it were knee length instead of mid-calf. I'm curious about your preferences on this. Love your blog.