Today's effort is the result of a little wardrobe surgery. A few years ago we went to a dress-up evening and our whole table went as 50's style swing dancers. All the guys wore jeans, white T-shirts and leather jackets, and all the girls wore polka dot circle skirts and neckties, white T-shirts, black sandals and white bobby socks (see before photo). All us girls had matching outfits; we went out and bought purple, lime green, orange, turquoise and blue polka dot cotton, made our skirts and the neckties from the leftovers, and mixed and matched our neckties! It was great fun and we won a prize for the best dressed table.
So, fast forward four or five years and I still have this orange polka dot circle skirt sitting at the top of my wardrobe. Eventually it became patently clear I was never going to wear it ever again, so what to do? Couldn't possibly waste all that fabric, and in my colours too! (apparently)
So here is the result. It is Butterick 4985 with view B collar again, with the sleeves taken from New Look 6252 but cut short. What can I say, I really like the fitted style of this blouse pattern!
Because the polka dots are really bright bright white I decided to wear it with a white skirt. I like the way the dull grey metal fittings on the skirt match the iron ore ball necklace, and the dull silver buckles on these sandals ... maybe I'm overthinking all this ... Anyhow, I feel its a nice bright colour scheme for what is shaping up to be an dull grey, overcast, drizzly day.
My daughter has a bit of a break before her next exam, so after completing my office work we'll go out together for a bit of afternoon tea.
Skirt; Old Khaki, bought while on holiday in South Africa
Necklace; bought in Egypt
Sandals; Sportscraft, bought in David Jones