(I don't really dance, but I do sometimes act silly)
This just sounds so simple and straightforward. And it is. Except for the volume. For example, the center tier (pictured here) ... the base muslin is about 90 inches in circumference. There is about 13 feet of tulle gathered for that layer, and about 10 feet of muslin I'm TRYING to gather over it. I get it pinned. I moved it to the machine. I only hear about 2 pins drop. I get the fabric in the machine and realize I've probably lost 4 or 5 more. Then a random but of tulle pulls the thread out of the needle and I have to re-thread it. The ruffle is shifting due to lost pins! Sigh!
A very dainty, fluffy marshmallow.
Once I got 4 tiers of muslin sewn down, I tried it on to see how it was going. I didn't bother with a corset, since my goal was to figure out if the length was OK and if the muslin layers smoothed the tulle enough to prevent a bumpy silhouette.
I got a couple of blurry phone pics. Don't blame the phone, though, blame the dusty mirror. I love the ruffled petticoat. And the lightweight cotton plaid for my dress seems to hang pretty smoothly. Hurray! (I really did NOT want to make another layer) You can just make out the canvas yoke in the picture.
After I finished I decided to add a piece of stiff interfacing to the bottom of the corded layer. It gave me a better shape. I also make a little 'pillow' for my backside. Again, to help the shape
of the skirt.