Remember this? My fall "pile of potential?"
I wanted something to wear with my new alpaca sweater and the color was perfect. (it's better in person than in the photos) I knew that the wool and alpaca combo would be warm so I opted for a sleeveless top, which is how I had enough fabric to squeak out a skirt to match.
I used Vogue 7799 (I think it's out of print, I've had it for a long time!) The neckline works nicely with the neckline of the sweater.
The skirt ended up with 'strategic' pockets...meaning that I couldn't cut the full fronts and backs from the pieces I had left so pockets with contrasting facings and linings made it work out. I used a fold-over elastic for the waistband eliminating the need for a zipper. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.
The wool jersey was one of the Ibex end cuts that I got from my local fabric store, Fabrications (they have an on line store as well.) It was a total dream to work with and washable to boot!
The necklace is something I did a few years back when I was learning to use my Kumihimo disc. I made the braid with the disc and hung some old skeleton keys and beads on it, kind of fun.