Added Jul 29, 2011
I originally made this skirt several years ago, from the same pattern as this version. But I probably only wore it twice before making it into what it is today. I absolutely love this fabric – it’s almost a corduroy, but not really; kind of a velvet burn out, with a little bit of stretch. That stretch makes it a good choice for a snug garment, so at least I got that part right. But it’s just too heavy for such a long skirt. And such a long skirt definitely makes me look frumpy.
So I cut off a ton of fabric, and used a scrap from my old necktie collection for a Hong Kong binding. I also added a frankenpleat at the back for a bit of movement when I walk.
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Cotton blend, invisible zip
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