Above is the inspiration, and below is the wool I'm considering making the ruffle tiered skirt from. Because it's iridescent I couldn't get a good picture of the color even without flash in bright natural light sadly. I believe this is Donna Karan suiting that I got 10 years ago at SR Harris in Brooklyn Park, Mn. I guess it's true sharkskin, but it's so lovely that I hate to bring a shiny aberration to mind. Actually I really like sharkskin, but in my mind sharkskin totally has tacky implications, and this wool is not at all tacky. (Although it is that cranberry color that the judges on Project Runway kept cringing over every time Gretchen used it this season...)
Cupcake Goddess's Boyfriend Jacket project instead..