A girl can never have too many skirts. I should know - I have a closet full of them. And, I'm working on filling Joanna's closet as well. So, when Joanna said that she wanted a skirt made from the Alligator fabric that I had in my stash, I was happy to oblige.
I suppose it takes the right kind of person, but my daughter and I both really love this fabric. It's a Tammis Keefe print from Michael Miller that I picked up at Sew to Speak. I originally bought the fabric to make a blouse for myself, so when Joanna asked for the skirt, I went back to the store and bought more (I still plan to make that blouse!).
This skirt is made in almost the same way that I made these skirts a couple months ago. The only difference is that this skirt isn't quite as full - The rectangles that I cut were about 38"x18", instead of 44"x18". The fact that the skirt wasn't quite as full as last time made it easier to feed the elastic through, I think. I'm so glad that Joanna likes this style - it's just so easy!
Now for my blouse - I'm planning to use Colette's Sorbetto pattern - I've cut out the pieces, I just have to throw it together!