The most amazing peppermint swirl skirt

I have been drooling over the Peppermint Swirl Dress by Candy Castle Patterns* for quite some time. I mean, have you seen that dress!! It it just the most amazing dress with an even better twirl. Then I saw a call for testers to update the free tutorial for the Peppermint Swirl Skirt. So I was hopping up and down and waving enthusiastically to be noticed! Then I got picked as a tester (YAY) and I was over the moon!
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Peppermint swirl skirt by Candy Castle Patterns
On to the Peppermint Swirl Skirt. If you have never seen the Peppermint Swirl Dress or Skirt it is a dress/skirt made out of multiple flounces which makes it the twirliest skirt that is even bigger than a circle skirt. The sizing of the skirt starts at 6M and goes up adult sizing. What you need is different colours of woven fabric and bias band (I used almost 9 meters of bias band for this skirt, size 4Y). The great thing about this skirt is that the waistband is completely customised to fit the person who is wearing it.
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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!

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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!

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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.

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Fabric: The two new colours for the flounces were bought naaiplezier, just like the bias band.
PatternFree tutorial for the Peppermint Swirl Skirt by Candy Castle Patterns

Adult Peppermint Swirl Dress
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.

# Fabric this week: 9 in – 6 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 57 – used 38 fabric – used 4 gifted fabric – used 4 scrap pieces of fabric) – in total 57 in 46 out
# Patterns in 2019: 12 in – 9 out (2 new patterns, 7 already owned unused patterns)
* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links”. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same. Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction!

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