Instead of turning to my tried and true Vogue 7303 I plucked out a different pattern from my collection, a real oldie, this one dating back from my teenage years, I think. It's Vogue 1023, no doubt out of print by now. I'm vaguely certain my mother made the long version of this for me to wear for my school concert band formal dress... Anyhoo, decided from the cover illustrations to make version C, took out all the pattern pieces and was quite disappointed to find the pocket piece and the waistband piece were missing... not devastating enough that I couldn't work these out for myself, but a little sad to see it wasn't intact any more...
I selected this fabric for its colour, I really wanted some punch for autumn. (Please note I'm trying to inject a little colour in my wardrobe!)
I love it. Not feeling quite brave enough to pair with other bright colours yet and playing it safe today with a white shirt, but I'm sure I'll get over that...
Skirt; Vogue 1023 view C, shortened, turquoise polycotton
Top; New Look 6252, white seersucker
Necklace; from the surf shop on Rottnest Island
Nail varnish; own mix of BYS Mint Condition and French White