They thought the knee length version with the extra ruffle would kind of overwhelm a child, so this pattern has the basic multi layer shirt in two lengths and one with a hem that slants from short in the front to long in the back.
I've learned this the hard way.
so ... SWEEP!! ... first
Actually sweep anyway, no matter where you are cutting. That tulle is just going to pick up whatever it can. And maybe invest in a can of "Static Guard".
I, also, decided to make labels that say inner and outer to make sure I didn't mix up the layers that get sewn to the bottom edge inner yoke with the layers that get sewn to the upper edge of the inner yoke which is then sewn to the waist band. The inner layers are shorter than the outer ones.
This skirt is constructed the same way as the original one for adults with an inner yoke which keeps excess bulk away from the waist.
I wrote a blog just explaining that clearly ... this entire sentence is a link to that blog posting.