The flecked tweed sounds a bit like the title to a mystery story doesn't it? Like a short story in an old newspaper. Well in this case the flecked tweed is the most lovely vintage fabric that I found on Etsy and snagged to make a winter worthy pencil skirt.
I am always on the look out for flecked fabrics, especially when they are particularly pronounced like the "atomic fleck" 1950's varieties. This tweed is a nice blend of tan and green but with dozens of colors of fleck in light blue, rusty brown, yellow, light green, and even a few berry purple. I just love this fabric! It wasn't the most fun to work with being on the thicker side, and of course I had to line the skirt and I am always loath to do linings, but it all worked out in the end. I am even pretty proud of this skirt as the vent in the back turned out very nicely and the fit is spot on. I paired it with a black slash neck top (yep, more slash neck tops, I got a few you see!) and my Banana Republic trench as though it was sunny and quite warm for winter the wind was quite chilly! I found that this black colorway of the slash neck top fit better than the last one I wore (the light brown) and had less excess around the waist even though both are a size large, further confirming my suspicion that these vary a bit even within one size. Other accessories included orangy-brown (I believe they call this shade apple juice?) plastic brooch and earrings, and leopard print pony hair shoes.
This skirt is the second project I've finished this year! Just crazy, I have so much sewing to catch up on eeek! The to do list goes on and on, you know what I mean?
|Top: Vivien of Holloway|
Skirt: Made by me
Trenchcoat & Shoes: Banana Republic
Jewelry, Glove, & Handbag: Vintage
Scarf: Souvenir from Ireland