So this dress has the overskirt cut away to show an underskirt with some lace:
No idea whether this was two separate skirts. I had always planned to line my skirt, but in order to avoid having to cut out a lining and an underskirt, I decided to dub the lining the underskirt and just have them go into the same waistband.
Something real victorian dresses did was have a cheapo fabric where it wouldn’t be visible, and the pretty fabric where it would. Makes sense!
So here’s mine:
I really just used the cotton sateen as a facing. On the left half of the skirt, the facing is ~16 inches (since there’s that big cutaway) and on the right half, it’s only 4 inches. Since it’s basically impossible to cut that facing to be the exact same dimensions as the muslin underskirt, the top stitching has tons of pleats and bubbles where I forced it to fit but
since it’s not like anyone can see it anyways.