The blue skirt on the left photo above was made by my sewing student. She wanted to learn to sew a plain skirt. Instead of sewing a totally plain skirt, I wanted to teach her how to make a gather so I chose this pattern with the gathered flounce.
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For a special occasion, I needed something a bit fancier. So I used the same pattern but added soft tulle to the flounce. I cut it a bit longer than the flounce so it would stick out underneath by about 3cm. I laid the flounce over the tulle and gathered both together and attched it to the skirt piece.
Once the flounce was attached, I sewed a length of lace above the gathered seam. It looked quite nice. And that's how you can jazz up a plain maxi skirt.