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.
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.