You gather one edge of the strips and leave the other edge alone to attach the next tier.
Its like a tiered skirt.
I used 7 yards of chiffon on mine.
took me 2 1/2 hours to complete.
Its VERY full.
I used the martha stewart instructions.
It made a skirt suitable to fit a infant or toddler up to a 4t.Possibly even a 5.
My 8 year old wears a size 7 in length and its too short on her.
Heres jorja wearnig it
shes 7 months
Ive got enough fabric to make more !! Im currently cutting a red white and blue one
Its really super easy once you get the hang of it
Im a pretty fast learner so my typical time is not everyone elses LOL .