The skirt is a simple pencil skirt that I made using an old pattern. About six years ago I could fit that pattern in a woven fabric, but nowaday with my more womanly figure I can only use it for fabrics with stretch. I'm totally fine with that.
The shirt was made using the free pattern from the German edition of the book belonging to the first season of The Great British Sewing Bee. In Germany you can get the patterns on this website.
I serged all seams and then stitched over the beginning and end of the seams with a zig zag stitch to prevent the opening of the seams.
The print is a colourful, probably digitally printed rose motif on a dark background.
I was immediately drawn to the fabric, as I believe that I've seen a similar fabric used on a very expensive wetsuit from an American designer.
The skirt has a small waistband that I serged to the front and back and then secured with a row of zig zag stitches.
It's a good length, flirty but not too short.
Both of the pieces can also be worn as seperates, either pairing them with a dark sweater or a black mini-skirt.The shoes I'm wearing in the first pictures are my new Victoria sneakers, which I got in Biarritz. They are from a Spanish brand that still manufactures in Spain. In the shop it was the last pair in my size and the shop assistant had to get the second shoe from the window decoration, but I'm very happy about finding them as I needed shoes to replace my worn out Vans that I go three years ago in San Francisco. I like to buy shoes on holiday as a memory of the trip.