This blouse (blogged here) has been in my wardrobe for a while, but it seems like I could never find anything to wear with it that was in proper proportion. Then, as I was watching Season 2 of Downton Abbey, I started thinking that a long, dark, high-waisted skirt is just what I need for this blouse. I hope I end up liking the outfit. It could skew away from “Downton Abbey” in a “sister wife” direction, but I will try not to let that happen.
The pattern is based on Burdastyle 3/09 104. I used the waistband/yoke from the pattern, and flared and lengthened the skirt. It fits well, and should be comfortable. The fabric is a silk/cotton blend, lined in a silk print.