When my client asked me to make a bed skirt for her, I said, "Sure." When she brought me this sheer fabric, I nearly had a heart attack. I HATE sewing on sheer fabric. It is so unstable. I call it slimy fabric. Did I mention I HATE it? Well, I do and as this is a very good client that I've done lots of work for and with in the past, I didn't feel like I could actually turn her down, especially after I said I'd do it.
At first she said she wanted it to be a double layer of the fabric. This stressed me out beyond belief. I couldn't figure out how to do it without all the seams showing, not to mention the bed frame. I finally told her that I didn't think she's really like it if I did it that way and suggested using lining fabric for the back layer. Basically, she wanted a ballet-ish look to the skirt.
I know it is very hard to tell from these pictures, but it turned out really nice. It was still an incredible pain to work with, but the lining fabric at least gave me the stability I needed to counteract the sliminess of the sheer. It is also hard to tell, but the skirt doesn't go all the way to the floor and the sheer layer is about 3/4" shorter, which gives it kind of a petticoat look. I was never so happy to finish a job and when I took it to her house and we put it on, she was thrilled! That, in turn, made me happy. If I never get asked to do another sheer bed skirt, it will be too soon.