I finished the Straight-cut Tiered Skirt and was so disappointed with the results that I ran away from the Japanese Hippie Doomsday Cult and spent a week hiding in the forest, subsisting on nuts and berries. Thankfully, with all the elastic waists, the clothes still fit.
Here’s a picture of the final skirt:
I don’t know what my hand is doing in this picture. Perhaps I was suffering from some kind of palsy from all the seam ripping and gathering and stitching and topstitching.
Anyway, the skirt looks pretty awful on me as-is. It’s such a cool idea. I would like to make it work. The key for my shape is to tailor it for my small waist and use a zipper instead of the dreaded elastic.
I think it would actually look better if the tiers were exaggerated – puffed out to the sides like some 21st-century farthingale:
Go big or go home, right?
Of course, the day after I gave up on this skirt, I saw a woman in New York City (where I work) wearing a six-tiered skirt. To perfection. If course, she was a size 00 and the tiers were just one layer, not two, but darn it looked so cute.
And then I saw a little girl wearing a knit three-tiered skirt with a dropped waist.
So it can be done. Just not by me. And not now, anyway.