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.