So that was it; my leaving do came with a lovely present from my colleagues, a piece of fabric from the amazing collection of Marimekko in Finland (it was accompanied with a lot of liquor on the day, but I will spare you the details). I don’t know about you, but with me any new job means I need to somehow reinvent myself, yes any excuse to make or buy something new. This time it was the simple skirt of Simplicity 2059. I’ve had this pattern for a while now and hadn’t even opened the envelope (that bad) but had arranged some green fabric from my stash to have a go at it. This Marimekko fabric though, was something I couldn’t resist and since there wasn’t enough of it to make a dress or a blouse, I took it as the perfect opportunity to make the skirt.
This is outside our flat, on this sunny Sunday. The ground was so damp from all the rain of the week that I sort of sank in it, hehe. As you can see, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to matching the pattern, I tried but I don’t think it looks weird. The fabric is already quite crazy that it doesn’t matter, to me at least.
The pattern doesn’t call for lining, but I somehow felt it needed some 🙂 I put some bias tape on the waste for a better finish.
Of course, with new clothes, one needs some new footwear. Aren’t these power boots gorgeous? Especially if they come with more than 50% discount. Bought from office for the office.
I guess this outfit qualifies me for Blue February as well, blue top, skirt and tights 🙂 The pattern is extremely easy to make and with a lively print like this one, it makes a very special garment that I’m bound to wear often.
All I have to do now is stress out about tomorrow morning when I will be going to my new working place, especially on the what to wear part. Does anyone else stress out about what to wear at work? If so do you prepare from the previous day or do you just grab the first thing you find in your wardrobe? I’m known to do both.