Ok, I have never, ever bought a charm pack, jelly roll, or any other precut coordinating fabric squares/rectangles. Why not? Because they cost more than just buying a yard of fabric, and I’m cheap. It just seemed to make as bad financial sense as Facebook stock.
However, I saw a pack big enough to make a skirt for Eden for only $5, and it was on.
Super simple formula
Tier 1 — 8 squares (5″)
Tier 2 — 10 squares
Tier 3 — 12 squares
I made sure not to have two of the same pattern in a row while making the tiers. I didn’t do so well at preventing that when lining the entire thing up to sew, as you can see. I sewed all 3 tiers first and then gently gathered tier 2 and sewed it to tier 1 and then gently gathered tier 3 and sewed it to tier 2.
I used fabric I already had for the waist band and, had I been thinking clearly AT ALL, I would have also finished the bottom with it. Instead, I hemmed tier 3 making it noticeably shorter than the other tiers. At least I didn’t try to fix it with a bow, right?
Charm packs may not make sense in the price-per-yard world. But in the whip-up-a-tiered-skirt-in-an-hour world, they come up aces.