So, the skirt started out at that awful mid-calf length. My first thought was to remove the bottom tier entirely and have the skirt end at the black band. Well, that looked dumb. (I had a picture of that too!) I realized it needed to have a repeat of the lighter print, so I decided to make a ruffle. I used a strip cut from the bottom of the skirt, so I would get maximum gathers AND...the best part...it was already be hemmed!
I had a picture of the strip being gathered too. It was a wonderful picture. Probably better than any gathering picture you've ever seen. Alas, it too is gone. hehe
Maybe a matching accessory made from the bottom tier now?