I feel like a giddy kindergarten student with the best ever in the whole wide world show-and-tell! Here we go, ladies and gents, presenting my very loooong labour of love:
I wanted to get my daughter a Kaiya Eve pettiskirt, but at $80-95 a pop, that wasn't going to happen right now. So for under $20 I made one! I followed the instructions as per the interview/guest appearance on Martha Stewart found here, and ending up adding a little more ruffle fluff. I think I ruffled a little too much and ran out of the fluff early, so I am glad I bought a bit extra of the fabric.
I used taffeta instead of satin at the top because it was the only thing (other than cotton) that I could find in the exact shade I wanted. And let's face it, I wanted it super shiny with a fabulously luxe look and feel! After figuring out how to ruffle on my mother's sewing machine (long stitch, tight tension), it went
All in all, I would do it again. Plus, I am excited to do some variations on the basic (can you call something with this many ruffles basic?) skirt and see what I come up with!
Now all I have to do is catch my twirling daughter in it long enough to take her picture!