I've always liked a good leopard print, whether or not it happens to be trendy. Note I said a good leopard print. People often consider animal prints tacky, and they certainly can go very wrong, but I think they can also look very elegant and sophisticated. This particular print also reminds me a little of the amazing fabric Christian Siriano used for one of his collections which was reproduced from a photo of a Mediterranean coastline.
I picked this fabric up at Gaffney's last summer. It's a good bottomweight with a slight stretch. I knew I wanted to make a straighter skirt, but I didn't want to take any chances with an untested pattern, so I used McCall's 3830 which I used a few times before.
Of the versions I sewed previously, I prefer the one to which I added a waistband, so this skirt also got one. I feel like that adds an extra bit of adjustability to a skirt which you don't get when you finish off the waist with a facing.
And since I like to show off the inside as well, here is a shot of the hem and seams. I love having a huge stockpile of thrifted seam bindings and Flexi-Lace so I can add in those little extra touches!