After over 70 hours of HAND EMBROIDERING, I'm FINALLY finished with Rapunzel's skirt. And yes, this will be a pink-version Rapunzel. I've found that I actually prefer it over purple (after accidentally ordering pink printed fabric).
The skirt is 6 panels, each divided in half (12 seams), so it's very full.
I used poly satin in the color Radiant Orchid (found at Hobby Lobby) #669069 for all but the center pane. For the center pane, I ordered 1 yd of pre-designed fabric from Spoonflower (by Aimee Major). www.spoonflower.com/fabric/453…
The fabric looks purple on their website, but I assure you it's pink! Aimee Major had also created a more purple version of the design: www.spoonflower.com/fabric/238…
I chose satin fabric for the center panel (because it was cheaper) but it's very thin and so so shiny. Also, not very iron-resistant (I scorched the fabric the first time around and had to remake it) so be careful when ironing! If I were to do it again, I'd go with the more expensive silk crepe fabric for the center pane.
I used lace found at Joann Fabrics to go around the skirt's bottom and also to accent the center paine. Rapunzel's original pane accent is supposed to be plain purple edging, but I thought the pearled lace I found gave it a more regal appearance.
The embroidering part was pretty easy, although I must confess I cheated a bit. I printed out the designs that I had found online using cotton printer paper, cut them out and then ironed them onto the skirt. This works wonderfully for people (like me) who can't draw well. After ironing the designs all around the skirt, I embroidered over each one for extra support. The iron-on designs simply served as my template for that. While it's possible to just iron on the designs without embroidering over them, I wouldn't reccomend it. They don't stay on very well and might fall off.
Since the skirt is so full, it requires an A-line hoop skirt beneath it to keep the center pane visible; otherwise, it will fold in on itself.
Click here to see my Rapunzel bodice tutorial. And as always, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have. :)