I am currently making a skirt out of the above fabric. It’s gotten a mixed reaction among my friends and family. I see where they’re coming from. It literally squeaks if you rub it together. I think it has potential though!
I’m still undecided about skirt length but wanted to do a straight-ish shape. I don’t have a pattern to suit so with some help from the internet set about making my own. I have so far, cut it all out, sewn it all together, made black lining, attached it, put black bias binding on the waist band, completely screwed up the zip aaaand tried it on to find that the zip makes me look like I have a tail and I’ve managed to make the waist 2″ too big. Sigh.
Still, it feels like I haven’t too far to go (optimism over experience?). Will keep you appraised of my progress.
The nitty gritty:
Fabric: Metallic green stretch lurex (I think). From a shop on Goldhawk Rd in London and cost approx £3 per metre (I know, I know – who would have known it was so cheap from the look of it… )