The skirt has triangular side panels rather than side seams and these create interest and shape. I find them to be somewhat slimming and flattering but that might just be wishful thinking and my rose tinted glasses.
This is a better picture for the actual colours of the fabric – it is duck-egg blue and taupe in wiggly, zig-zaggy lines.
Next thing to keep your eye on is the invisible zip closure at centre back – match those waistbands on either side as the zip extends all the way to the top. Mine went in twice!
I didn’t pay attention to how the stripes of the fabric would lie so there is a kind of mixed up pattern thing going on. The pockets are self lined and the big flap is loose and just folds over. I’ll be wearing this with jeans and trousers and pyjamas and anything else I can possibly get away with – I love it so much. Big winter blanket comes to mind – but be warned the sleeves are extremely narrow just below the elbow and would need widening with a thicker, chunkier fabric.
My first attempt at a coordinated, planned (LOL), synchronised sewing set.
If you have been waiting on pics of the leather pants, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little longer. My sewing machine isn’t playing so most of the stitching is now being done by hand. If they ever get finished and don’t fall apart on first fitting it will be a miracle. Could well be made into a bag yet……