Well, it seems to have flopped. Two afternoons of sewing and pressing turned out a skirt that just didn't make the grade with the teens. Body type, fabric type, drape...ug; it just doesn't seem to mesh together.
Chalking it up to a learning experience, the skirt made its way to the scrap pile hoping one day to be transformed into pretty quilt squares. So, what's the plan? Try something else.....another day.