Ive made a few of these for my girls.
yes you can buy them for $40 + ..
but with 3 girls.. $40 (plus ship)each is alot of moohlah.
so I ve purchased the chiffon online at magicmakers or something like that for $2.40 a yard.
for my baby girl It takes about 14 yards to make her petti. its full just like the ones you buy.
anyway yes they are time consuming while learning but Ive been sewing for 12 yrs+ and I had no problems sewing one up in 2 1/2 hours
The cutting is what is time consuming.
took me a hour to cut.
For my older girls it takes a bit more but still cheaper for me in the long run.
Ive got pics but Im on my laptop right now. My pics are on my desktop.
They are super cute!!!