Almost two years ago I visited Vienna with my mum. And brought back two fabrics: Black fake fur which went into my Russian Victorian cape and matching hat, and a very strange black fabric with stretch and a brocade pattern which is somehow rather embroidered than woven in... I intended to make something tudor out of it, but as time went by, nothing tudor was sewn. And I finally realised that I might wear it a tad more often when sewn into some everyday wear instead of historical stuff! ^^
So I grabbed another pattern I never used before (McCall's 3830) and made this:
Instead of going the easy route and just following the pattern (without reading the instructions, of course), I added a lining made from another fabric that has something to do with my mum. It is a poly stretch satin which I got on a shopping trip with her!
The lining unfortunately made me handpick the zipper. But I added a little evil cat button as closure, so I don't complain that much...
Sewing Pattern review
The pattern is really easy, very few pieces and good construction. The little vent gives you enough room for larger steps and the instructions on that part - which I read after finishing my skirt- look easy and fair enough. I can recommend this even to beginners, it is not that hard to sew!