Black and white is the mostly used color combo of the fashion world: understated on their own, yet heavenly when mixed together. Moreover, it can easily be adapted to suit a variety of occasions. I wanted to create a noteworthy black and white ensemble for the Nespresso Convention held this year in Castello di Casiglio about an hour drive from Milan. It was a great opportunity to taste two intense coffee blends, Kazaar and Dharkan, to see Inissia, a new coffee machine, before its official launch and of course to meet the nice demoladies from different parts of Italy.
It was important to follow the established dress code policy, so I made a classic pencil skirt based on the Burda pattern 07/2012_120 that features a really high waist and curved front darts which start at the side seam right at waist level. This skirt has a straight silhouette and a back vent. It’s a really good fit, looks very feminine and effortlessly stylish. This skirt just hugs you and accentuate your curves. The fabric is bielastic wool, thus providing a very high level of user comfort of the garment.
Another part of the black and white ensemble is a scarf top in jersey based on this Burda pattern. The magazine proposes a casual version in grey jersey, but in my opinion, it shows its potential in the best way when sewn in white (or black), so you can wear it to the office, a presentation, or an important meeting. Perfect when paired with clean, tailored pieces and muted accessories.
The Scarf Top is cute and cozy, and you can tie the scarf in different ways to customize your look. I am so in love with this model that I am planning to make a little black dress based on this model.