My creation started out with this pattern...I had already made this jacket pattern once before (seen here) and it quickly became one of my favorite jackets.
First I shortened the skirt portion of the pattern and went to work. I had the Jacket sewn together in two pieces (Top and Skirt), and I realized that I could easily make it so that the skirt could zip off the jacket for two different looks. In order to do that I would need to lengthen the top part of the jacket somehow to make it the right length, and to hide the zipper that would be used to attach the two pieces. (I ended up having to use two zippers and meet them in the middle back)
I ended up making a wide ruffle using a long piece of fabric and folded in in half.
I then realized that I could likely work some magic to turn the skirt part into an actual skirt, so with a few carefully places hooks & eyes, and a snap it all came together!
The skirt is definatly mini, but I'm sure I can figure an appropriate way to wear it!
The fabric I used for this jacket is a very heavy satin...the colour is more mustard than it appears in these pictures.