Colour blocking is everywhere this season and I love it. Perhaps I'm taking the idea too far with my double helping of burnt orange? For the skirt I've used Simplicity 2475, a favourite pattern of mine. The detail isn't evident in the photo, but my version has false pocket flaps with buttons to match the cardigan and belt carriers. The fabric is Italian ponte bought at Tessutis a while back, not quite as bright as it appears in photo. Unfortunately it is no longer in stock or I'd be back for more to make a suit jacket. I've had to satisfy myself with a soft knit in burnt orange merino wool knit. This garment actually started out as my self drafted basic tshirt. Sadly, the merino is very fine and rather clingy. So I bought another metre, drew a line up the middle and added the button panels. It was a happy mistake I think. Eventually I'll make up a cowl neck singlet with the remaining fabric to brighten up some of my blacks and greys.
I was planning to show you my grey trousers (Simplicity 2700), but I have to tell these pants are a victim of my own stupidity! They were always a test garment made from $2 a metre fabric but I have rendered them an unwearable muslin by the trimming the zip with the excess fabric around the fly. A definite no no as the zip has frayed into obvilion. The zip is sorry saga beginning with pattern notions calling for an 18cm zip (7 inch) when a 7 cm zip is required. Having discovered this after shop hours, I grabbed a recycled zip in the wrong colour. Another big mistake as a highly contrasting zip will show even under a fly front!! Oh well, at least I have worked through the fitting issues.
Not sure what to sew next. I have two more winter garments cut but now the weather is warming up, I'm in the mood for dresses.