When my daughter wanted a special outfit for her party we decided to make some pettiskirts. After seeing how expensive they were in the shops I searched around on the net for the best and clearest pattern. I came across this free pattern from Martha Stewart’s website.
I discovered the reason why they are so expensive in the shops even though you can pick up the fabric really cheaply from here. You need quite a lot of fabric and it is very, very time consuming shirring the 43 metres of nylon chiffon just for the bottom ruffle.
Being a mum of three daughters I couldn’t just make one so they all got one and I let them pick what colours they wanted. The second one I made was pink and I made it a bit longer than Martha’s pattern and in hindsight would have liked them both that length. I think they look cute – the same, but different!
I still have lots of the fabric left to make some more but I definately need a long break from gathering all those metres of fabric.