Even though I don't wear many "frilly" things myself, I adore making them. My neighbor's and friend's little girls' birthdays were a perfect excuse to make some adorable ruffle skirts from Snazziedrawer's "Ooh La La Ruffled Skirt Pattern."
Here are a few pictures of my process and one of the finished skirts.
I must say that Snazziedrawer's pattern is great for beginner and experienced sewers. She gives enough information that a person can start sewing with this pattern. Those who are more experienced can use her pattern and alter or skip some of her instructions, as necessary.
For example, instead of making the requested 1/4" turned hem on the ruffles, I used my serger to make a narrow rolled hem on each side. The results weren't quite as pretty, so I stitched grosgrain ribbon over the top hem of each ruffle.
Personally, I think the ribbon trim gives the design some kick:
What do you think?