An interesting 'accordion' dress concept I saw on a Chinese dress site people might be interested in (link to dress in comments) : sewing. It would be interesting to not too a bunch of colors for the accordion part, but just one.
I had one on these clutches in high school. I think we got them at Lily Wong in Downtown Santa Cruz, Ca. The shop was full of Asian imports and the owner had a great eye for the unexpected. Franziska (Cotton Top For Skirts)