This latest is the result of wanting a little quick and easy skirt that I could just throw on for any occasion, something like my olive green corduroy skirt that is such a staple in my wardrobe. Plus my desire to incorporate a little more green in my wardrobe. I used to have a lot of this colour once upon a time, but my green options have dwindled somewhat over recent years, suffering from my obsession with neutrals. Plus I had seen this skirt at right in the Celine parade and thought how great the bottle green looked with all the other creams, whites, beiges, caramels and other light neutrals in the collection, and as I have such an overabundance of aforementioned neutrals in my wardrobe I thought it was high time for a return to an old favourite. Thus, green.
Having said all that here I am wearing my new skirt with no such light neutrals as displayed so gorgeously by Celine but with the wintery shades of teal and my new air force blue scarf.... ah, paradoxical, no? But I like the look of the green so much with these "dirty" blues just as well, so this is how I am wearing it for today... no doubt when spring starts to sprung (spring?) then I'll be pairing this little skirt with my beloved neutrals as planned...
Sorry for the old chestnut Vogue 7303 rearing its head once more on this blog. I only bought 70cm of fabric and needed a pattern that could cope with such a small amount. This trusty old pattern is getting kinda fragile and is patched together with sticky tape in places, and its envelope is dog-eared and tattered, but still I keep turning to it. Besides its economy with fabric, another plus is its sheer simplicity; it took less than an hour to run this number up.
I am constantly vacillating between wanting to source new and exciting patterns for my wardrobe, and then when the time comes reaching for the same old basic tried and true patterns... I like to do both and don't have a set formula when it comes to choosing my next project but just work on whim and fancy... What do you do? Do you use a pattern once and then move on to the next exciting challenge, or do you keep returning to the favourites in your pattern collection, or is it a bit-of-both?
Photo above from Celine Spring/Summer 2010Details:
Skirt; Vogue 7303, bottle green cotton velveteen
Scarf; refashioned from an old tank-top, here
Boots; Fornarina, from David Jones