I made it using some more of the fabric stash given to me by my friend C from her late mother's stash. Two different black fleeces; slightly different shades of black and slightly different degrees of fluffiness, and I joined smaller pieces together in unobtrusive places to get pieces big enough to make the top. One of the pieces I used wrong side out since it closely mimicked the right side of the other fabric.
Here is the thing... it may not get worn a whole bunch. I have prepared myself for no one reading my blog to like it. It has suffered some knock-backs already: no one in my family likes it. Actually, everyone loathes it :D I put this on the first time a few mornings ago and wandered out into the kitchen... and my mother, staying with us, asked incredulously if I planned to wear this out. I replied in a small voice, yes... and well, to cut to the chase I have been forbidden to wear this while I am out with my mother! Yikes! I can't believe I'm middle aged and am still wearing stuff that my mother doesn't approve... I'm still a fashion rebel, yeah!!
The diagonal drape-lines achieved by skewing the waistband and the neckline is interesting and quite attractive, and I can imagine this concept being incorporated beautifully into a skirt design.
Oh, and btw my skirt is kinda new, to me anyway. My mother made it for herself but it has shrunk in the wash, so I have inherited it. I had to take the waistband off and take it in at the side seams to fit me, but I think I can allow myself to wear it since it is handmade by Mum. The pattern she used is Vogue 8561; the fabric, a stretchy lightweight denim from KnitWit. Coincidentally, also used inside out! Cute, yes? I really like the one lone little asymmetrical, disproportionate shield-of-arms pocket. That is a very nice detail.
Thank you Mum!
Top; the Full Moon top, drafted from p12 of Pattern Magic 3 byTomoko Nakamichi, various lightweight black fleeces
Tshirt (under); self-drafted, white cotton jersey
Skirt (made by Mum, altered to fit by me); Vogue 8561, blue stretch denim
Shoes; Perrini, had for yonks and yonks