Remember that fabric I showed a few posts back?? Well, here's how I put it to use. A cute little matching set for my youngest niece. It was my first try at the twirly skirt. Of course I browsed through several tutorials to learn how to make them. However, I kinda had it in my head just how I wanted it to look and I just wasn't finding it. Finally, I came across this one and it was perfect. Her instructions were wonderful and made it easy for someone like me who is still pretty new to all this. I think it turned out pretty well! I also got to make the cute little bag and play with some decorative stitches. Now the shirt is a whole different story. The applique was also a first for me (other than pictures I've stitched on before that were perfect squares) and one that did not go so well. The stitches are a disaster! Definitely something to practice with first. She will not be receiving the shirt to go with her set until I decide to try it again after some practice and hopefully have a better outcome.