So, I know this isn't really steampunk (sorry!), but I have seen skirts similar to this used in steampunk, so I'm hoping you guys can help me. I need to make a skirt like this:
It seems like it's probably just a bunch of rectangles of various lengths gathered and sewn onto a length of ribbon to tie. I'm planning on making it out of a taffeta material. Has anyone made a skirt like this? Am I on the right track, or do you have any suggestions? Also- do I need a bustle pad or some gathered tulle to get it to stick out like that in the back and sides?
Thanks for any help you might be able to give me!