I thought of an apron too! but a skirt is so unexpected and fun!
If you're wanting more of a skirt with more flare at the end you can make strips that get larger as they go toward the bottom (kind of like a triangle). I can't wait to see this made up!
Ooooh, yes, that is what I want. It's ankle length and I thought about what you're saying here, but wouldn't that screw up the image? I can't wrap my mind around how to resolve that. I am, of course, a novice with the whole sewing bit.
Also, after a second measuring I realize that while 2 panels will fit me fine, there's not enough swing, so I added a third and pinned it, and the gathers, on my dressform. It looks great.
I had considered a wrap skirt or a-line, but a wrap skirt looks terrible on me and if I'm going to wear a skirt it's going to be ankle length and flow-y. I actually like the obscurity that happens with the image with all the gathers. It breaks up the image and keeps my ass from looking like a giant billboard.
So now I'm going to work on the yoke and I'll be back with pics probably tomorrow.