deep navy blue silk gazar. The fabric reminds me entirely of fine linen with it's crispness and hand, though it doesn't wrinkle quite as badly. It was slightly translucent, but the structure and body of the fabric was lovely. Apparently, it softens considerably when washed, but I wanted to keep the stiffness for my garment.
box-pleated middy-length skirt from Just Patterns. I sewed a size 36, but I should have cut a size 34 (or maybe smaller). I ended up omitting the pockets when I had to resew the side seams (poor decision, especially when I had to carry tissues at the wedding!). Since the fabric was a bit see-through and lightweight for the winter, I made a simple straight lining (with some tucks at the waistband) with what I had around that matched, which was a 4-ply silk I've had for a while. Kind of a decadent lining, but it worked perfectly well. The pattern was well-drafted and for only $3 for the digital copy, it's a complete steal.
I'm pretty much ecstatic about this outfit. It feels fun and fancy (especially the length of the skirt with some kitten-heel booties), but not too frilly, and the colors are so festive. One issue though, I can't do a whole lot of eating while wearing the skirt--that waistband is *quite* fitted.
Oh! In case you've read all this way to find out if silk gazar is silent....well, it's definitely quieter than you'd expect for a fabric this crisp, but I'm not sure I'd call it silent. It's still pretty rad, though, and I'd happily work with it again!