This doesn't do justice to all the pinning, gathering and hand basting that has been going on to connect the three layers of the skirt. (Cotton batiste half-circle base, silk chiffon full-circle middle and silk chiffon 2.5 full circles for the top layer.)
I took over the living room for the evening. (ha - let's be honest, I've taken over the living room for the month and will continue to work on it there, as the cats have been banned and cannot caress my lovely chiffon with their pointy little claws.)
Don't I look absurdly tall? The funny crease around "ankle height" is actually where the skirt hits the floor and flops horizontally for about 6 inches. Chiffon *grows* -- especially on the bias.