The “Generic Metal” Skirt
I don’t have a specific song, group, or album cover that this skirt is inspired by it just feels like what I would wear if I were suddenly fronting a band. I bought this fax leather stuff on a super sale last year planning to make a different skirt but after my first run at that one had fit issues and my Burda Style dress went so well I decided to give their skirt a go instead. I decided to live dangerously and just did a basted fitting. Thankfully the fit is just as I like it. That is sitting a bit below my natural waste and fitted but not digging in anywhere. I also choose to make it fully lined since it feels more like a winter skirt and I’d rather not need a slip and leggings. I guess that’s about it. Not the most exciting post I know but a big win for me as I’ve now got a skirt pattern that I really like.
Fabric: 2 yards of fax leather like stuff and 2 yards of lining. Both with enough left to make one for Emily this winter.
Notions: 12 in invisible zipper After realizing that I don’t like having to shimmy skirts over my tush I bought a longer on.
Pattern: Skirt from the Burda Style book 2011
Time to complete: about 4 hours including the fitting
First worn: For pictures
Wear Again: It feels like a fall and winter garment so not until then.