I wanted a long skirt, but I didn’t want just an ordinary long skirt. I spotted some lovely deep taupe corduroy at the fabric store and I knew it would be perfect made up in a reproduction Victorian pattern (Butterick 4954). I shortened the train a bit so it would be more practical as a high style country skirt. The pattern picture reminds me of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, but I think it turned out more Western.
And how is this for elegance with a Western flair?