I was on a dance-skirt-making jag a bit back and also a fabric painting jag and this is one of the results. The dance skirts in the stores now are all made from lycra, and not hemmed. Super easy. I made this and then painted it using a mix of textile paints from a spray bottle and splatters from a brush. The gold shows up with a bit more bling in person, it looks a bit dull here. This skirt has two side seams, but a circle version has no seams and is even easier. I'm thinking about posting a tutorial for this. Thoughts? I haven't tried it without my serger, so I will try it on a regular machine because I know not everyone one has a serger. (But I can't tell you how much I love mine and can't image sewing garments without one. Brand-Babylock, Imagine.)
I love sewing dance clothes because I can get my tacky on. I use natural fibers for garments, but there is something so thrilling and funny sewing with all these stretchy crazy materials. And I can make them at home for so much less than buying. With two dancers and a gymnast in the family, it's really is worth it.