It's finished! My Alexander McQueen inspired skirt:
I revisited Simplicity 3196--because it's such a great classic skirt pattern. I was inspired by McQueen's unfinished edges on the full skirt dress with the shash and silk tulle petticoat. I was also inspired by his high waisted skirt pattern--so I combined the two in my creation. I used the selvage for the bottom of the skirt to give it that unfinished fringe. It's a little less pronounced since it's not 100% wool but it does have a nice fringe effect going on (plus--I didn't have to hem it!! YAY!). In order to make sure the skirt was even all around, I had to adjust it during the cutting out process (I made sure to line up the tartan stripes such that it hung 1/2 inch longer in the back) by adding the extra length at the top and using the waistband to cover up the difference.
I also made the waistband higher so that I could accommodate larger belts. I borrowed one of David's great belts with a neat Celtic inspired belt buckle.
I used an extra piece of fabric from selvage to selvage to create the shoulder sash (which is removable). I borrowed the idea of wrapping it around my neck and I fastened it with another Celtic inspired brooch at the neck and then loosely tied it under the belt! I really love how it looks--a sort of modern twist on a traditional Scottish look.