1. Chanel-style jacket, wool bouclé, cotton broadcloth underlining, silk twill lining and trim
2. A-line pleated skirt, wool bouclé, silk organza underlining, bemberg rayon lining
3. Blouse, out of the same silk twill as the jacket's lining and trim
4. Grey bouclé and black ponte top to work with the skirt for a two-piece dress
5. Standard lightweight wool black trousers, made long ago and a beloved wardrobe basic
Jacket: New Look 6516
|My new hair goes very well with this new outfit, doncha think? (...beats being bald....)
|With bouclé top and skirt for a very unified look
|Methinks the proportions are a bit top heavy. Next time, I'll shorten the jacket by at least 2 inches/5cm!
Skirt: New Look 6511 view D
|Edge stitching of the outside edges of the pleats
keeps them sharp, while edge stitching of the pleats' inside
prevents them from falling open.
|Front pleats are faced with lining fabric to reduce bulk, otherwise those pleats just wouldn't behave.
Elsewhere, the fashion fabric is folded up and edgestitched.
|With matching silk blouse. But just look at that chain: the links are so poorly closed that they slip right out of the thread!
|I went for grey-black-grey-black-grey-black.
|Love this pattern's strong princess lines. And look at the matching sleeve trim!
|Boucle side back with black ponte on either side.
|Honey, does this make me look wide in the beam?
Blouse: Burda 10-2011-128
|Half-length sleeves with self-covered buttons.
|Love the belt carriers on the skirt's yoke. Need new, skinny belt.
You have to be pretty close to the garments to spot the pattern:
|If you look closely, you'll note that the rows of pink are not evenly spaced,
but at 1/2" and 1" intervals. I had to remember that when cutting out the pockets,
to match them to the underlying fronts.
The look with trousers: The slacks are from a very old Burda paper pattern. I've tweaked them to death so they fit me no matter what, and now I don't dare try any other pattern.
I will, of course, add to this little wardrobe, at the very least a couple more matching tops.
Da-da-da-dat's all folks!