Sometimes you just need to make a matching top and pants from a bright blue tiger print knit and wear them together on a random weekday:

The picture isn’t great but the print IS–it’s from Nerida Hansen (unavailable now) and I sat on it for nearly a year before deciding on the matching set.

I used the True Bias Nikko Top and a mashup of the Greenstyle Brassie Joggers (above the knee) and Flare Tights (below the knee)–not my first time making either pattern, so this was done in two weekend mornings.

I love it. The flared pants and the sleeveless turtleneck are taking me back to high school in the 90s, but the print on both is giving “eccentric Palm Springs widow.” Truly a great combination for my middle age.