Emily's cat skirt is finished and she's worn it for three days straight! I think that means she approves, don't you? The skirt turned out longer than I intended, but that's okay because Emily will get to wear it for years and years. She may outgrow her cat phase before she outgrows the skirt.
I didn't use a pattern, but for those who care, I'm posting the measurements that I used for each tier. You can make the tiers any size you want, but the top tier should not be cut excessively wide or you will have too much bulk at the waist. (Of course the top tier does need to be cut wide enough to be pulled easily over the hips).
(Cut 2 of each strip):
Top tier: 6-1/2" x 20"
Middle tier: 7" x 30"Bottom tier: 9"x44" (the width of the fabric)
To break up the busyness of the cat print, I cut strips of red fabric and inserted mock piping into each seam between the layers. I also used the same fabric to bind the hem and for the waistband. (Mock piping: a folded strip of fabric inserted in a seam but without the bulk of corded piping.)
This piece of fabric has been on my shelf for a lot of years. I found it interesting that the selvedge edge reads "Daisy Kingdom, 1998." I probably have had it that long, since 1998! Oh, and I still have a yard or two remaining....