Yes! Those ruffle skirts are done. Whew.
These were fun to make! There are 12 panels for the overskirt, gathered onto a drop waist with a ruffled edged underskirt (again, gathered onto the drop waist) and topped off by a elastic waist band that is made up of 4 different sections. That's a lot of fabric and plenty of fullness for a skirt! Yes, I believe these skirts will be twirl worthy. Enough to make the wearer spin until they're dizzy. ;o)
|Each skirt is made up of co-ordinating prints, so no two skirts are exactly alike.|
The pattern for the skirts is called, "Sugar and Spice" by Pink Fig Designs (available in PDF format for instant gratification and on sale! ;o). Although not difficult to make, this is not a skirt you will whip up in a couple of hours as there's quite a bit of sewing involved. The upside is that you end up with a truly adorable ruffled confection of a skirt! I dove headlong into making three versions and had fun mixing and matching fabrics (as you can see, below ;o). I skipped using ruffle fabric for my versions, but would consider it for future versions (as per the pattern). I also dropped the rosettes and other embellishments (mostly as a safety precaution as one of the girls is really young and the temptation to pop buttons etc. into her month would be more than likely).
Originally, I thought I would sew little T-shirts to go with the skirts and add appliques or something - but I came across three cute matching summer tops at a local shop and my plan changed.
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