First, let me say I adore the bold title Butterick gave this 1960s pattern, 5490:
What a perfect description for a mini! In fact, I think from now on I'm going to refer to all of my skirts like this. Maxis will heretofore be knows as "long spans of skirt." Pencil skirts as "medium spans of skirts." (This, to borrow from THE BIG LEBOWSKI, will make me "not a fan of brevity," so I guess my new all-purpose term for "skirt" will be "el skirtirino.")
Anyway, I think the "many variations" of the multi-mini are darling. Those pockets! The mock wrap! Where I question it is View B. See, on the far right there?
Yeah. It's made out of fake fur.
Oh, I think it would be cute. But is it wise? First, there's the danger of what might get stuck in it -- God forbid you spill ketchup or accidentally sit on a piece of chewing gum. But what worries me more is the unwanted attention it might bring from unsavory strangers who can't resist "petting" the skirt. Is this really something you'd want to wear on a New York subway?