I actually made this skirt for a Christmas night out, so it feels a little delayed blogging about it now as Christmas seems so long ago! Doesn't time fly when your having fun?

I'm sure that you are aware that this is not my first Tilly and the buttons Arielle, but when you find a skirt pattern that you love, why re-invent the wheel?

My last 3 fabric choices from Minerva were chosen to work together, I like how the orange tones in the skirt bring out the brown shades in the silk blouse, and then the kimono brings out the orange in the skirt.

This brocade fabric is perfect for the Arielle, it takes less than 1m, it has a good amount of stability and most pleasingly it is shiny and smooth on the inside so there was no need to line it, it doesn't cling to tights one bit (note that the camera has made the fabric appear a little more shiny than it is in real life).

The fabric was so easy to work with, it really does have great body which makes it behave very well when cutting and sewing, but the stitches also disappeared into the fabric and it pressed very well, even the button holes stitched without an issue at all. 

I had a lovely time at my Christmas night out in this outfit, I shouldn’t really mention dancing on top of a piano at an Elton John tribute gig (so rock and roll hey) but there is video evidence over on Facebook so I can't really hide it.

Fast forward a couple of months, it's February but it feels like spring (it was 18 degrees today), so I've also planned what I can wear this skirt with as the weather warms up a little.

I've found that it matches really well with my copper linen Ogden cami, I love how the orange/copper shades work together.

You probably can't see so well on the picture, but the fabric has grey tones within the geometric pattern too, so it also works well with a grey cardigan, in fact it's the perfect work outfit!

Just Incase you didn't see my last Arielle post, what I love about this pattern is that it doesn't have a waist band and instead has facings, I find this type of skirt so much more comfortable to wear and I love the length of the mini.

That's the last of my winter makes, my next posts will well and truly be screaming spring and summer as I've selected some lovely florals, I look forward to sharing the first one with you next month.