Some might look at a basic pattern and not even think twice about it, but they often become my favorite projects. You can match the simple tone with basic textiles and add to your capsule wardrobe, or use the pattern’s plain design as an opportunity to highlight a magnificent fabric. For the Aspen Ensemble, I went with the latter. Mood has a brand new line of vegan fabrics, featuring 100% vegan-friendly fibers and dyes, and they are some of the most gorgeous fabrics I’ve worked with yet. The lightweight jacquard formed itself beautifully into a simple pencil skirt, while the cupro drapes wonderfully for a slight bishop sleeve.