I spotted this image at right of a Nina Ricci look in my Vogue magazine and became kind of super inspired by the mere idea of red and turquoise together. Actually, my turquoise skirt here has had a new little lease on life since I wore it during me-made March here and has once more become a prominent piece that I am becoming more and more interested in wearing again, and in lots of different ways. Hmmm, do I sense another re-mix here?... quite possibly. I do feel like it was a well-made skirt to start with (if I say so myself) and it feels quite luxe when wearing it, which sounds weird since it is just polyester-y type stuff. But the fabric has a weight and body to it that just makes it feel classy.
Also, in the progress of my jacket; don't worry, I have not given up on my hand-tailored jacket ambitions. However, I got together with a group of good friends last night and brought my fabric and pattern out and honest opinions were aired, and the advice from all co-incided with that from Mary Nanna (as well as my own persistent and nebulous feelings of disquiet) that this was the wrong pattern for this fabric. Or, the wrong fabric for this pattern. Both. So, I am still going to make a jacket using Vogue 8333, and I am still going to make a jacket using this fabric, but the two will be separate projects. Of course, there is nothing at all from stopping me from taking the custom couture tailoring lessons I learnt from the excellent Vogue 8333 instructions, and applying them to any lined jacket pattern, right? That Vogue pattern was sooo worth the cost, simply for the absolutely fantastic sewing lessons contained within the instructions, I'm so glad I got it and gave it a try.
So, I think now I will participate in the sewalong properly, making a proper RTW jacket as per Sherry's instructions, using some other fabric from stash. Luckily, I have no shortage of this, no shortage at all...! ;)
Top and cardigan; Metalicus, cardigan found secondhand
Skirt; Vogue 1023, turquoise synthetic stuff, details here
Shoes; Betts & Betts.
Disclosure, I couldn't wear these shoes for long as I am developing a blister! Yikes, a blister is such a disproportionately debilitating little thing when a long hike is forthcoming, which one is, and that thing has to heal, and fast! So it was back to the old thongs for the rest of the day...