So here are the skirts. They are almost identical, except in color. That is what made this refashion possible. If they were different lengths, styles or fabrics, this wouldn't have worked.
I decided to use the black skirt to add on to the blue skirt. I figured out how much I needed to add to the waist so I could wear it comfortably, plus enough for a wide seam allowance. I made the strips wider at the bottom to keep the shape of the skirt intact, and so it wasn't tight at the bottom.
I cut straight down the side seams of the blue skirt and pinned the black fabric pieces in place lining and all. (Inside out, of course.)
I sewed the black pieces in with a very small, tight stitch length to make it hold together well, wear after wear. I don't have a serger so I actually sewed two seams close to each other. This will keep the fabrics from fraying.
It came together very well.
I wore it out to lunch at the Japanese steakhouse with the staff photographer.
I think the stripe down the sides looks like a tuxedo, hence the name. Thanks for reading!