Saturday, March 14, 2009

The New Tango


Here's the finished Tango Skirt on Miss Acme, along with the Talbot's jacket that provided the inspiration. Miss Acme has a smaller bustline than I do, so the jacket looks a lot better on me than her. But I'm home alone right now...

Good catch if you think this fabric looks familiar. Sherril made a blouse out of the same fabric, which she's wearing on her PR avatar!

The Tango skirt pattern allows the fabric to be the star, and each one looks different enough that non-sewing friends don't roll their eyes when they see yet another one made up and worn. There will be more, because it's so easy to make, and pretty to wear.

Update 3/16/09: I wore this outfit to work today with a black knit top, also from Talbot's. Everything was comfortable and simple to wear while looking good. I'm sure the skirt will be a workhorse in my wardrobe! Thanks for all your compliments.

13 comments:

Shannon said...

Your new Tango skirt looks really great with that jacket!

Lisa said...

Nice outfit. I bet you look great in it.
I have a pattern of hers, but don't remember which one. I am going to read the S magazines right now.

ACorgiHouse said...

I love the Tango skirt, I can knock one out in the time it takes to watch a movie, and you're right. Non-sewing "muggles" have no idea it's the same skirt! Great colors too! K

Sherril said...

I thought orange was the best color with this fabric too. I bet it works great as a skirt.

PassionFruit said...

The skirt came out very well... I love the colors...so this is easy to make, huh?? maybe I can knock 1 out next weekend and it will inspire me to finish up an UFO

Carole said...

Very cute, it looks great with the jacket. You may have a few look-a-likes inspired out here in blogland if this is as easy as you say!

gwensews said...

Great outfit. The skirt would be pretty with a summer "T" also. Very nice.

Linda said...

Great looking skirt. Goes great with your jacket!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really like the combination! Wonderful outfit!

Lindsay T said...

Ditto what everyone else said. Perfection!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Very cute skirt! Love it with the jacket.

Tany said...

The outfit looks awesome!

Mardel said...

I love that combination. I think I finally have to find my tango skirt pattern and make it.