All the pieces started out as plain white fabric. For the color, I put the first tier in the dye pot, then 5 minutes later the next tier, 5 minutes later the next, and so on. The half-diamonds at the top, and the waistband, were only in the dye for 5 minutes; the ones at the bottom, for 30 minutes. I love the marbled, irregular look. That comes from not stirring so much.
I love it, and it's fine as is, but I think I'd like one fuller. And in a few months, there will be some version of this skirt in my Etsy shop. But who knows how I'll change it by then? ;)