I made my skirt from an existing lined tiered silk skirt that had an unfortunate accident in the wash. I started by cutting the silk skirt into strips. I took the lining and made a short skirt with a side zipper. I took the strips of silk and machine sewed them to the skirt starting from the bottom and working my way up. I used a strip of the lining fabric and some interfacing to make a waistband.
Total $ spent = Just my time. I had the notions in the house.