I ended up sewing this skirt from two of the second hand bed sheets I picked up from the thrift store not too long ago (the inside is lined with plain white to make the skirt less see-through). So while it’s nice and flowy, it’s also relatively substantial.
You’ll notice I opted for no pockets. No huge explanation behind that, except that I wasn’t so keen on giant pockets and they seemed a bit complicated to sew on. So to the chopping block they went! I rarely have the patience to finish something with those kinds of details anyhow… I just get too excited about being done my project!
Also, verdict: Shirring is way easy, guys. You just buy some elastic thread, wind it loosely around your bobbin (by hand), and sew as usual with normal thread up top. It’s like magic.