One of my favorite color pairings is indigo and mustard- probably why I like this outfit so much, not to forget that it’s downright comfy, as well. Maybe it’s the cooler weather and dreary days, but my wardrobe has had some extra chroma added lately. Between my first Liberty top and now this Simplicity 1366 top, jewel tones and saturated color seems to be my panacea for the winter doldrums.
The vintage wrap skirt is Anne Adam 9066 in a Michael Miller yarn dyed ikat.
I found it last year at my LQS, Las Colchas, and bought the last two yards. Good golly, yarn dyed fabric is aces. And it fulfills my first Handmade Pledge of 2015. Double win.
An easy skirt, left off the waistband since I didn’t feel like fussing with it and wanted to make sure there was enough fabric for the facing. Lined it will Bemberg rayon in cream/natural in case I decide to wear it with tights. Of course, I tried my best to get the seams to line up. Unfortunately, my two sides got switched and the seams don’t match up as perfectly as expected since yarn dyed fabric can be impossible to tell right side from wrong side. So that means my wrap is suppose to fold over to the other side. Live and learn.
You can see on the photo below how my skirt sat too low before I took out some ease to have it sit higher. Pardon my RBF, the lighting wasn’t the best and I was rushing. I may end up dying that top since it’s too pale for my skin- maybe a dark gray would be better. I got it last year on a whim when I ran into Marshall’s unexpectedly. Although, I bet the Sewaholic Belcarra would be very similar to this top..hmm.
It’s always a nice feeling when I manage to go out the door in a handmade outfit- not to say that all my makes are successes- but today it felt good to throw this outfit together and run to the post office. Three cheers for chroma, ikat and handmade love!