Once upon a time, I had a plain black 1880's style walking skirt from River Junction Trading Company, which I had purchased during a half-price sale.
About a year ago, I decided that I wanted something different to wear to steampunk events, so I added two rows of lace to the skirt.
There was also this bustle skirt that I made myself, but that never stayed fastened properly.
After I wore that skirt on our last trip to St. Augustine, I got out the seam ripper and took it apart to use as fabric.
With the GLI-Expo coming up in a couple weeks, I decided I needed something different to wear, so I removed the lace from the black skirt and added the fabric I had removed from the other skirt, along with additional black fabric taken from a curtain panel that had lost it's mate during our last move.