My friend *wollmaus* not only provides me with wonderful buttons, she also gave me some fabrics when she pared down her stash. So when she handed me some stretchy polyester fabric with pinstripes (that slightly glitter which is why she didn't use it herself), I gladly took it home! It was about 2m and I was a bit torn between making a skirt or trousers...
In the end I decided to do a fishtail because I find pinstripe fishtails amazingly goth, but also business-y with a sprinkle of Mafia! ^^ The pattern is any-pencil skirtTM (use whichever one you have at home and that fits) and because of the lot of stretch in the fabric I could leave out the width increase for walking usually added by a godet or slit.
Then I cut the rest of the fabric into a strip reaching from the lower end of the skirt to the floor (of course with hem allowance). I used two full widths of the fabric, so my hem is 3m. I rushed them, added them to the pencil skirt part, hemmed and - viola:
I already wore this when I visited Nachtkatze (who makes the most amazing robes, check out her blog!) and she liked it, too!