My Minerva make this month shows that sometimes old goes with new.
I always get inspired by people who can match old and new in their homes, there are often brave choices but the people who get it right really do make an impression. My besie has a modern kitchen with a painted pine bookcase and an art deco sideboard and it all looks fab. So Jo, what is your point?
My point is, I made the view 4 mini skirt from my vintage go-to-skirt-pattern and finally caved in to buy the Coco Sewing Pattern from Tilly and the buttons to make a great outfit. See, old and new. 
It is so easy to wear with thick tights and boots. I made the wool skirt from a house clearance remnant (thanks Caroline) and the top is made from Ponte Roma fabric from Minerva.
The pattern piece for the funnel neck did not have a grainline so I cut it on the grain with the rest of the fabric as the layout instructions showed but it was all twisted so I took it off and cut another one on the bias with a fold. It used lots of fabric but the collar is perfect now.
The skirt is lined but I love using bias tape to hem a skirt in a wool fabric because there is only one fold then and it gives a flatter finish.
I made deep cuffs for an interesting sleeve finish.
Strange face on that one!
Thanks Minerva, that was lovely quality Ponte Roma jersey.
Love Jo x