The first version is the same skirt on the front of the pattern, the tiered skirt. The only thing I changed was the length of the skirt making it three tiers instead of four. The edges of the tiers are left raw and as you wash the skirt, the ends will fray which gives this skirt a relaxed look.
I absolutely adore all of the colors in this new Amy Butler fabric "Cameo"! I also prefer this length to the mid-calf length pictured on the front of the pattern. Because I am short (5'4), the three tiers turned out to make a perfect knee length skirt, but if you are taller, you may find three tiers isn't long enough for you. You would need to cut out each pattern piece of the first three tiers about 2 inches longer (depending on your height) to avoid using the fourth tier and having a skirt that may be too short for you.The other version of the Barcelona Skirt is a simple A-line skirt. Both versions of the skirt are fully lined so I decided to make the simple A-line version to use with the green eyelet fabric I have been saving for a couple of weeks. I chose navy blue for the lining which you can see through the eyelet but that doesn't seem to show up well in the picture. We have 2 beautiful white eyelet fabrics in our store that would also look great with a brightly colored lining for those of you who would like to make a skirt similar to this one.
If you usually have trouble finding your correct size based on pattern measurements (waist much smaller than the hip measurement for example), this is the perfect skirt for you because it is easy to alter based on your specific measurements. Amy Butler explains how to do this in the pattern, and you simply use your measurements to alter the paper pattern before cutting out your fabric.
The Barcelonia Skirt is a wonderful pattern that I would recommend to all!