Now that this gift has been given to one sweet little very girly-girl, I can finally post pics!! This cute little girl's twirl skirt was made using Jona Giammalva's Edith Twirl Skirt pattern (from Fabritopia - LOVE this store, folks, and if you click on her name, it'll take you to her awesome blog!)
I found the main fabric - a SUPER girly fabric that says "When I Grow Up" all over it, with images of purses and high heeled shoes and pearls and such - at Mardens in Maine when I was on vacation visiting my sister in June...for $2.99/yard! It is just so cute, I can't even tell you - the pictures don't do it justice! I haven't found it online since - I don't even know who the manufacturer or designer are!
The contrast fabric is by Joel Dewberry from his Aviary line, and the bias tape (homemade again, NOT using the bias tape maker this time, thanks to GREAT instructions from Jona in the pattern), is fabric from the Andalucia line by Patty Young.
This was a fun skirt to make, and I can't wait to see it worn. I will say that it will be MUCH easier to make, though, now that I have my serger!! All that gathering took quite a bit of time on my regular sewing machine!! The great part is it's ALL straight lines - so if you can sew a straight line, YOU can make this skirt! The pattern is a PDF pattern, which means you get to download it immediately, and she includes measurements for sizes 2 - 6. So go ahead, give it a try!! You WON'T regret it!! And neither will the little girl who gets the pleasure of wearing such a special skirt!