Maddie loves skirts that are full enough to twirl around in. (She has a twirl test, and apparently this one passes.) I found this tutorial at Creating My Way to Success a while ago, and it was a great pattern to try since I'm still a real beginner as far as sewing goes. Maddie chose her own fabric which explains why it is really colorful and covered in peace signs.
The most challenging part of the skirt was measuring and cutting out the six triangular panels. (Have I mentioned that math is also so not my strongest area?) Once I got all the pieces cut out, it was pretty easy to sew them together and attach the waist band. Instead of sewing a ruffled edge like she suggests (I don't have the right attachment for my sewing machine), I just folded the fabric over a 1/2 inch and sewed the hem.
Maddie was happy with her new skirt. It is perfect for warmer springtime and summertime weather. She said it is super comfortable, especially with the stretchy waist band. I am thinking that I may actually be brave enough to try another one.
I just had to include this close-up of Maddie. It is a little blurry, but I love it. She is beginning to look so grown-up!