Another Donovan skirt – this time for winter – and a Wiksten top

I got this beautiful pure wool for €10 a metre in the sale at http://www.thefabricstore.com a while ago. It stayed beautiful even after I washed it on the woollen cycle. These are the Helen’s Closet Donovan skirt and Wiksten Shift top.
https://helensclosetpatterns.com/product/donovan-skirt-pdf-pattern/
https://shopwiksten.com/products/womens-modern-shift-dress-top-sewing-pattern

The Donovan skirt fits me straight from the pattern at size 22; and the Wiksten is easy to fit too. On the Wiksten I omitted the pockets and used a jersey binding on the neckline and sleeve hems. The pattern has a facing on the neckline, but I generally avoid facings unless they look well fully stitched down. I cut the back in two pieces to save fabric.
I managed to pattern match fairly well – sometimes these things just come together! I think the outfit probably looks best with the Wiksten tucked in.
These were two easy makes that will keep me cosy this winter.
The navy top is a linen LB Pullover from Paper Theory that I made a while ago.
https://papertheorypatterns.com/products/copy-of-lb-pullover-pdf-pattern

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