I measured Maddie's waist and I needed 8 strips 3 1/2 inches wide (cut 4 inches wide for seam allowance)and 17 inches long. Yes, my soon-to-be 5 year old is very tall. I cut 8 strips from each if the colors. There was barely enough of the cupcake left. I serged the strips together into one giant circle. LOVE my new serger. I then ironed it completely flat.
I cut a strip a strip of the pink fabric to fit around the inside of the skirt and 6 inches long. Sewed the right sides trogether and ironed it to the inside. I then zigzagged stitched the top boarder of the skirt. I serged the bottom edge and I think that I might leave it that way. I kind of like it. We'll see what Maddie says in the morning. My little stylist in training. :)