Looking at Simplicity 2449 view A, you might be put off by the turquoise and rattan. But remember that you get to choose your fabrics and colors! If you look at the line art, you can see how the skirt is put together - it's multiple panels making a flared skirt. There is even an option to bustle up the skirt. By using gothy fabric(s), you can create a skirt that barely resembles the pattern envelope's photo but is identical in construction.
|Turquoise and rattan = not very goth|
|Line art shows the construction of the skirt.|
|the skirt made in a bat print cotton alternated with solid black|
|same pattern made in black and purple panne velvet|
|same pattern made in a skull print cotton alternated with a stripe cotton|
|So breezy! So pastel! So not goth!|
|Line art shows a shape not unlike...|
|the fantastic Lip Service dress.|
Let's say you love the style of WahMaker's Victorian frock coat but you want it in purple. Alas, it is not offered in purple. Look at Butterick 4929. The shape of view B is similar.
|A nice selection of jackets|
|Line art indicates a shape similar to...|
|this lovely frock coat.|