Aw, I love this skirt. This one is an old-timer! I sewed it for a special occasion: my sister’s wedding reception. (She totally eloped to Vegas, then we had a family reception a few months later. Not relevant to this make, but I just get a kick out of her wedding story. It was epic!)
This was a brocade I bought at Joann’s for what probably seemed like a steep price at the time: $10/yd! Good thing I only needed a yard. It was perfect for the evening, but I didn’t wear it again for a few years. It made me a bit sad, that my life accommodated no reason to wear a brocade skirt without people thinking I was trying to be “fancy” or something.
Once I moved back to California and had reasons to wear skirts again, I modified this to be mostly office appropriate. (I mean, brocade doesn’t scream “business casual,” but whatever.) The original version, made from Butterick 6570, was a more hip-hugging style. So my mom helped me take in the waist to be at the natural waist. It was also a good 6-8″ longer, and had a steep, sexy side slit. We shortened it and slip-stitched the slit up.
I still don’t wear it that often, but I love it, and it earns it’s keep in my closet.