Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fully Finished Tweed Kelly Skirt

 It was too dark to get proper pictures last night.
The colours were too blue.
I was verging on frumpy with that polo neck jumper and cardi ensemble.
And my lining was hanging down!
So I tried again this morning in sunlight.
Better?
 Here is the back view.  There is pleated lining fabric underneath, but it doesn't look too bulky - phew!

And here is the arty shot!

Skirt:  Kelly pattern by Megan Nielsen
Scarf:  Orla Kiely for Uniqlo
Cardigan:  Maison Scotch
Brass Camera necklace:  Came with the cardigan.
Long-sleeved t:  Great Plains last year
Boots:  Joan and David, bought as vintage 12 or so years ago.

16 comments:

ashley0107 said...

Lovely skirt, it looks great with the top. Also, I adore those boots! :)

Jane said...

Looks great. The wool is definitely an improvement on the material of the original inspiration.

blue hands said...

Looking good! And on the bulky lining thing, I'm fairly sure that in the past I have owned a skirt where the lining had cut-out sections where a pleat would have been if it had mimicked the outer skirt.




Lorna A said...

I'm extremely behind with my blog reading, apologies.

I love the colour of your t-shirt, it reminds me of a dress I had back in the 80s, your boots are fabulous too and complete a wonderful Autumnal ensemble. In other words you look fantastic!

Scruffybadger said...

It is the epitome of autumn wear roo, looks super with that blue sky, the scent of leaf- fall almost comes through the pic. Really like that you chose a tweed to make a fuller skirt. I think being slim makes that a possibility and you look so stylish...and warm and cosy! I think I'd be too scared to make a full thicker fabric skirt for fear of hip over emphasis! ( and not in a cool way if you know what I'm saying!!)

Gail said...

I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday, and now you've got even better pictures! It looks fantastic! I'm so impressed with how you figured out the changes you wanted to make and then tackled your obstacles. I wish I had one just like it!

Franca said...

I didn't see the last post, but these pics look great!

Anonymous said...

Great fit and great photostyling. I'm tickled to see cowboy boots in Scotland - or cowboy-esque, at any rate. Of course, I can't quite see the heels and soles, which could depart entirely from cowboy style - still, a homage to a classic.
-- stashdragon

jessica said...

Agree with the other posters - love the skirt and how you've styled it! Definitely one stylin' lady :-).

Marie said...

Oooh, how lovely! I adore the whole ensemble in fact!!!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Might I say you are looking rather spiffy here Roo ... great look and I *love* the skirt :D

Andrea said...

That's a lovely new skirt - and what a great outfit!

velosewer said...

That's a perfect finish to me.

Sew little time said...

looks great! i have to buy this pattern i think!

LinB said...

Hurray! for woolen plaid skirts. Hurray! for long-sleeved tops in many colors. Hurray! for beautiful hand-knitted cardigans!

Clotilde said...

J'aime beaucoup cet ensemble ! Tout à fait mon style !