I couldn't find a blue zipper that matched well enough, so I went with white. It shows a bit, which bothers me, but Mikey said he liked it.
Modern Makers recently got in an exposed invisible zipper with lace trim. It sounds like a contradiction, but it looks cool. I bought one and thought about using it for this. I'm sure I'll find a pretty use for it.
I figured I'd chop several inches off the skirt because it's such an unusual length. But when I tried to play with shorter versions, it just didn't look right. The godets lost all their charm when I played with a knee-length hem. I see why BHL chose this length.
This skirt would also be lots of fun with a crinoline underneath!