They are double-layered laguna's (by Farbenmix). I let the girls pick out their fabric. . .well, I let Allie pick hers out, and Jenna picked the floral print and had some gentle nudging on the polka dots.
I should take a picture of one laid out flat, so you can see the how the different fabrics look like two spirals circling each other. They are full circle skirts, so they are super-twirly. Kid tested. . .
See, Jenna's bandaids. She informed me that she was bleeding on both legs. This was a made-up story though, so she could justify putting on new bandaids. I used packaged bias tape to hem the layers, which I think helped them stand out, but it took a lot! I ended up using 4 packages of bias tape on Allie's skirt. . .that's almost 12 yards!
I have had my eye on this pattern for a really long time. The redondo just isn't my style, but this one is about as cute as it gets in my opinion. I highly recommend it!
I thought it would be a complicated skirt to put together, but I found them to be less difficult than I had anticipated. I will admit that i had to take a little while to think through the construction before I started though. . .I also used the picture tutorial put out by farbenmix and one at sewing mama's to help. Once I understood the concept, I had no trouble, and they went together surprisingly quickly.
And a couple more gratuitous pictures because they are cute. . .the girls AND the skirts :)
Jenna is demonstrating the layers for your viewing pleasure.