Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last two makes! I don't know what happened between last week and this week but the sun has disappeared! Perfect for a good ol' wool project. Enter the skirt from McCall 3834:
I had enough fabric left over from my jacket (McCall 3769 or the 'Lantern Army' jacket) to make a matching skirt. McCall 3834 was super easy and quick to sew with maybe 2 hours or so of construction time. The skirt is very straight and there's only two major pieces.
I decided to leave the hem a bit longer because I love how it looks with the jacket. What you can't see from the brown wool fabric is that there are tiny little flecks of blue in it. So, I am planning on making a matching blouse in a similar blue colour to the one I'm wearing here (what can I say, I like blue blouses!!) This blouse is from a 1950s Maudella pattern but I'd like another blouse without the bow necktie.
The beautiful flowers (violets?) give a false impression that spring is here! But as you can see from the photos, it was very windy and cold. Scotland is very changeable in terms of weather. Locals often joke that if you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes and it will change!
Of course, that means I'll get a lot of wear out of this suit!! I can't wait to make more suits from the 1940 McCall patterns...
Happy spring (or autumn) to you all!