Here is the finished big sister outfit - the back of the top is shirred but I left the front un-shirred so that all Jalisa’s shirred tops would not be exactly the same.
You can’t tell from the photo how full the skirt is. Not quite as full as a circle skirt but there is plenty to twirl with. The pattern is Ottobre #18 3/2007 (minus the lace at hem). Very easy to make, though I disliked the waistband method - made something that is a cinch just, well, annoying.
And a big thank you to Corrie for the lovely pressie - the name that I suggested was chosen for Retro Mummy's flickr group.