Hi Lola, thanks so much for your comment--and I must say already that I adore you because you're down with Daniel Clowes.
1. Yes, by all means, try out the tutorial! It's a very simple EGL skirt that always gives such a great effect!
2. The skirt most similar to the tutorial is the "sweet bow and skirt set" above the Red Riding Hood costume. And I'm glad you like the costume! It was such a pain in the bum to ruffle stretch fabric, and the inside looks absolutely atrocious, but it looks
good. How did I get it so poofy, you ask? I had purchased a squaredancing petticoat on Ebay some time ago, and it was so full that I actually cut it in half
and sold the other half on Ebay. Now, it's still ridiculously full (as you can see), but it's not as impossibly large as what it used to be.
3. It is important to note that a Gathering foot is not
the same as a Ruffling foot. I've not had very good luck with a gathering foot, but I don't like messing with my tension anyway. I highly recommend getting a Ruffling foot, because if you've got plans to make lots of frilly pretty things, it is so easy and cuts time enormously. This is what it looks like:
This actually makes tiny pleats in the fabric, instead of just bunching it up.
4. I'm so glad you like that skirt, it's definitely one of my favorites, and so easy, too! I will post a tutorial for that apron skirt later on today. Would you believe that I'm actually wearing three skirts in that picture?! I made a black raschel lace skirt, which I use underneath apron skirts, and it's nice to just have a plain black loli skirt =] Here's a picture of it!
Also, a great place to get trims and lace, etc. is cheeptrims.com; I have my own custom clothes making business, and that site has a great variety of laces and braids, so get yourself some bulk lace!