I think the only thing that would complete this outfit is a hunting rifle. Don't you? English countryside anyone? When I was a kid, my mom had a subscription to Victoria magazine. In fact, I'm quite sure she still has every back issue of that magazine because truly, it was a lovely thing. I loved flipping through old issues and I especially loved how many redheads with fair and freckled skin were featured in the magazine as a whole. It was rather refreshing. As someone who was a tad self conscious about that, I learned to see my own beauty by looking at some of those wild haired and very english looking ladies. Not that you all needed a trip down my memory lane, but there you go. I feel a bit english today (this is not to say that I know anything of english life, except what I see on tv and read in magazines) and this outfit reminds me of some of those Victoria magazines.
fuschia skirt just different fabric is all. It's a self drafted number which is the reason it fits so wonderfully and feels so comfortable. It was a shop sample for my Yellow Bird Fabrics class, but I recently stole it home so that I could wear it. It's pretty lovely, if I do say so myself and I did a rather stellar job of matching the plaids. It's lined and has that little pocket on the front - which I applied by hand - and also features a petersham ribbon waistband. The fabric came from somewhere, but I honestly couldn't tell from where at this point. It's a bit old.
Renfrew, made out of a wool knit. The funny thing about this particular top is that I had it scrapped in my "I need to do something to fix this" pile and was intending to make it into a dress. When I put on my little plaid skirt, I immediately knew that this would be an ideal top to go with it. I think the reason I had it scrapped is because as I was cranking it out, I was wearing blue jeans and I kept trying it on and thinking it looked so drab and lifeless in addition to thinking it was a lot of navy blue for one person. Just goes to show ya that coordination can be key. The belt is also a self make, of course and well, there it is, readers.