Fur Skirt, Take 2


My fur skirt that I made in 2010 has seen better days, and has retired. It got a surprising amount of wear. Then the fur got a little nappy, and I think there was a small melted patch on the front that must have happened when I was cooking. It was fun while it lasted.

But now, I have a new one! I bought the fabric at Paron during MPB Day last summer. I love it even though Peter insists on making rude comments about it. It was labeled “100% acetate”. It feels like a super-heavy satin weave. It frays like there’s no tomorrow.

I drafted the pattern myself, such as it is. It’s one of those skewed mock-wrap skirts that started showing up a couple of seasons ago, and it’s probably out of style by now, but I like it. I cut the front piece off-grain so the stripes would follow the hem. I meant to interface the front edge of the overlap piece to compensate for the off-grain-ness, but I appear to have forgotten that step in my pre-holiday haze. There’s a side zip, a yoke, and a waistband.

Since the skirt sits right at the waist, it won’t fit on my form, which is slightly larger than me, so the photos are flat and on me instead of the form.

blurry cell-phone photo taken by my daughter this  morning.

blurry cell-phone photo taken by my daughter this morning.

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  1. Posted December 19, 2013 at 4:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    Looks warm, and also lots of fun!

  2. Posted December 19, 2013 at 5:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    Funny idea! It looks great!

  3. Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    I really like this one!

  4. Shams
    Posted December 19, 2013 at 7:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, how much fun, Claudine!

  5. Posted December 19, 2013 at 8:13 am | Permalink | Reply

    Nice! And how lovely to see you wearing it!

  6. Posted December 19, 2013 at 8:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    I was wondering what you’d end up doing with that fabric. Peter can stop laughing now. This looks terrific!

  7. Posted December 19, 2013 at 9:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    I eat my words — the skirt looks great!

  8. Elizabeth
    Posted December 19, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love the faux wrap for the faux fur. Was the pun intended?

  9. Posted December 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Such a delightful skirt is completely above the dictates of the Style Police! Wear with pride. Asymmetry rules!

  10. Posted December 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I thought your first skirt was pretty kewl but I have to admit that I like this one better!

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