Last week, when I went to visit family, I took both skirts with me and made (well, that's not quite the right word) my sisters wear them around for photos. Of course the best ones of each of them are spoiled by the other one doing something weird in the background, but we still had a lot of fun. And I think it's not insignificant that they felt comfortable enough in these to crawl around and do all of this on the roof.
details and actually talk about the pattern and my experiences sewing (part 2 now posted here), but this post is just for pretty pictures. Enjoy.
And tragically fell from their hot air balloon.
But happily recovered. Thanks to Ratty and little b for helping me out with this. Yay!