You're awesome cuz you included Pluto as a planet. Pluto will always be a planet to me. Without Pluto, the mnemonic would just be "My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine" and that makes no sense. Sooo... you get an A+ in my book
You could always just change "nine pizzas" to "naan" and cut out both the issue of the floating p, and the fact that your mother (who is "eager", while I learned mine was "educated") is being waaaay too generous with the pizza, lol. No wonder childhood obesity is such a problem, with children thinking nine pizzas is the right amount.
I made this a while ago. Having wanted to make a high-waisted skirt for a while, but not wanting to tackle a zipper, I was psyched to find a clearance...thing...at TJMaxx. It was like, a black playsuit but not, it had a ruched top that was probably supposed to over the bust of a much shorter person, and a weird harem pants type bottom that reached about to mid-calf on me. I'm honestly not even sure how it was supposed to be worn, maybe it was just pants; I didn't take a before picture, and apparently Craftster photo hosting hates me right now and won't let me upload my crappy paint rendition. Anyways, it was $3, which since I worked there was $2.70 and I figured I can use the bottoms for puff sleeves. Then I took a walk next door to Saver's and got an XXL black men's tee for either $1.99 or $2.99. I cut from below the sleeves, using the bottom of the t-shirt for the hem 'cause I'm lazy, and attached it to the ruching. I tried it on and it was a tad long for my tastes, so I cut little holes and inserted elastic, making it bubbly. Anyways, if you read this far, congratulations, you deserve to see pics now. And if you just skipped over, then here's the pics anyways.
I honestly think your best bet would be instead of folding the fabric (the extra layer will not do much if it is thin material), would be to cut were you would have folded. Then sew the two pieces together at the short sides. Then each of your layers is double wide which will give you more fullness.
What you are suggesting will most likely not add any fullness, it will just make the skirt shorter.
Good luck though, it's always interesting what you can make out of old clothes.
Thanks, I already decided that just I'm going to consolidate the layers width-wise so they're more ruffly and therefore more poofy. Then I won't even have to re-hem... Now just to actually do it, lol.
The only other problem I see is that if the material of your skirt is a jersey (the Macy's one looks like rayon or a blend, maybe?) it's going to droop more than poof, no matter how many layers there are. It'll be a big, saggy bunch of jersey, instead of ruffles. However, if yours is a woven, then you're probably golden! You could also split one layer, and join half the length to two others, so that you have more fabric in those two ruffles, making them more, well, ruffly!
Thanks! My material is definitely not jersey. It's a lightweight rayon that I think is a woven (it's not stretchy). And now that you mention it, your idea is waaaaay better than mine! Adding to the length would definitely add poof, thanks!!