I didn't do much holiday sewing this year. In fact, this is the only holiday sewing I did.
We have a 5 year old friend who is always in princess dresses. I think most people my age have a kid who lives in costume in their lives.
The other side of the story is that I follow Liesel Gibson on Pinterest. I started to see "styling ideas" for this skirt. The free pattern is here - the Onstage Tutu. The pattern is clever and simple (as simple as it needs to be and no more), just like all of her patterns.
A match made in heaven, right? Princess Dress Girl + Onstage Tutu Pattern.
The skirt itself is kind of a voile or really thin/fine cotton. I was afraid only one layer would be too sheer and not really have enough body, so I doubled it, by basically making a really long hem. I think that if there is a place where it might fray and fall apart it is at the waistband-hem.
The other issue I ran into that made it kind of tricky was that the - wait two issues - one is that the sheer fabric was about the same width (or narrower) than the skirt layer, so the gathering was not really a thing. The second issue was that it was not tulle or lace. It was more of a chiffon that needed a hem to keep from fraying. I think I cut it with pinking shears and just turned it up once, but I don't really remember for sure.