A couple of years ago I made a skirt for myself with Butterick 4136 with some microsuede fabric with gold embossing that I found at Jo-Ann that I really liked. However once I sewed it, I wasn't sure that I liked it. It's been worn a few times, tossed in the donation pile most times, then this year I made a firm commitment to go with it since someone special did compliment me on it the first day I ever wore it.
Here it is.
I did use a few couture techniques as reviewed in the book at this link.
I hand picked the zipper.
I used a catch stitch for the waist facing. I did not finish off the edges since the fabric doesn't ravel.
I got a bit lazy with the hemline and simply machine stitched it because by then I wasn't too keen on all the embossing.
Anyway, it's wearable. It fits. And I've decided my favorite blouse to wear with it is this creamy lace blouse by Cynthia Rowley that I bought on sale at TJ Maxx. In the winter I wear a black sweater with it if I want to wear a casual skirt during the week. I wore this today which was good for our wintery morning/spring afternoon weather.
The pattern hangs well and is a keeper.