During my last sewing weekend I decided to sew up the skirt and a lot people got intrigued by the process of sewing (and cutting) the skirt. And indeed it is a different process from what I was used to, the skirt really comes together as you are sewing it. It took me around 6 hours to sew up the skirt of which it took me 1,5 hours to cut all the different flounces. Of course picking out the fabric took me some time as well, but luckily I did that before I left home. It was actually a great way to destash my woven stash. I still have quite some woven fabric at home, but I rarely sew with woven fabric. So I had a great selection of different colours that I could chose from. I used 7 different colours of flounces for my skirt (and used 8 different colours for my skirt). I only had to buy two new colours to match my rainbow colour scheme. I love the colours!
When I came back home and showed the dress to our eldest, she loved it, however she said her favourite dress (from the things that I sewed for her during my weekend) was another dress which she requested after my last sewing weekend (soon on the blog). I sewed a dress for her sister and of course she wanted one as well. Now, a couple of weeks later, she wore the skirt every single moment when possible, so I would say it was a great success!
The Peppermint Swirl Skirt Tutorial is available both for kids and adults. You need to buy the Peppermint Swirl Dress pattern (the pattern pieces are not included in the tutorial) and download the free skirt tutorial. The tutorial tells you how to turn the dress into a skirt and add a waistband. Now is the time to buy the Peppermint Swirl Dress pattern as there is a 20% discount (both for kids and adults) on the Peppermint Swirl dress with the code SWIRL. It is valid through Monday June 24.
Sizing: the skirt and dress start at 6M and go up to adult sizes (you can easily adapt the length and waistline of the skirt to your sizes).
Difficulty: It is not a quick sew. I would classify it as an intermediate sewing pattern, it just takes time. Reading the instructions carefully before hand are essential in determining the size.