I got my Festival Skirt! Miss Francis pettiskirt tutu review.

“This is epic! I look like a giant fluffy marshmallow. Don’t eat me, will you…?”

Wonderful frothy pettiskirt tutu

I got excited on Friday when this fabulous pettiskirt tutu arrived from Miss Francis. It was out of its gorgeous box and onto my tiny tush quicker than you can say #autoawesome.

Gorgfeously frilly girls tutu pettiskirt

I’ve wanted what I like to call a festival skirt since my visits this summer to Just So, and to Feastival, where I saw cute little girls in spotty wellies and frilly skirts rocking moves to the music in the mud. It’s a seriously cool look, in a “oh I just threw it on and it worked” kind of way, and I wanted to replicate it to the last detail ;)

2013-10-10 Tutu Skirt 001

So we searched the shops: we found a couple of cute skirts at H&M, and one at Next, but they just weren’t frothy enough. We happened across some fabulous skirts at Vintage Retro in Great Marlborough Street, but they only had adult sizes. Next we searched the internet – a few tulle skirts on Etsy that weren’t quite right, and some things on Ebay I could have afforded with my pocket money – Mummy was worried it might be of the kind of quality to go up in flames on arrival.

Really pretty frothy pettiskirt tutuThen we saw this post on Dear Beautiful and gasped. Would they have it in my size? We spent most of the evening browsing the Miss Francis site – not only did it come in sizes up to 10 years, it also came in lots of colours. Should we have hot pink, or red? Should we be daring and go multi-coloured? Am I a classic vanilla? There’s even one in marshmallow, and a leopard print!

Gorgeous blue pettiskirt tutu

But no, it was this stunning turquoise that caught my eye the most, and I waited for it to arrive with all the anticipation of Cinderella awaiting a ballgown.

Miss Francis pettiskirts are machine washable (just pop it in a pillowcase before washing), and so soft and swirly they are a dream to wear. All chiffon frills and satin bows, with a very forgiving elasticated waistband so I can wear it for Christmas dinner ;) Although I am made to remove it before eating spaghetti, which gets me really narked. I would wear it permanently if I had my way!

Oh, by the way, isn’t this the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? I’m so getting a baby so I can dress it in one of these. Muuuum…?

Adorable! Pettiskirt tutu for a baby!

Ordinary moment – extraordinary skirt :) For more ordinary but lovely moments click the badge to see Mummy Daddy Me’s collection. She celebrates the ordinary but lovely every single week. I also spotted a lovely post this week about loving the ordinary. Simple, but beautiful and true.

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Mummy has been trying to get Google Plus to give her an autoawesome (basically an animated gif that Google does for you – is there anything Google doesn’t do for you?)  for weeks now, with little success. It seems the tip is to act like a paparazzi and simply shoot as fast as possible, at least 4 photos – there are about 9 in this one. And how could you resist, with a skirt like this?

*Disclosure: we were given this beautiful skirt for the purposes of review. The skirts are available on the Miss Francis website, and retail from £29.99 for babies, and £39.99 for girls.

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42 Responses to I got my Festival Skirt! Miss Francis pettiskirt tutu review.

  1. Yay!!! You got your festival skirt. Love it!!! You can definitely girly that colour up, or rock it up depending on where you are off to.
    Thanks for the mention. I’m glad we helped you find your dream skirt. Happy twirling….! x
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  2. Katie says:

    It is pretty awesome! Would have loved one of these when i was a kid grrr.
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  3. Kate Davis says:

    That skirt is fantastic. I know another girl who would love it too. This morning as soon as she’d finished her breakfast she asked if she could put her princess dress on and she is alternating between dancing and dressing my hair. I’m definitely going to be checking out the Miss Francis website for a possible birthday or Christmas present for her.
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  4. Emma says:

    oh my gosh, I want one!
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  5. That looks like so much fun to wear! I have a little girl who would adore one of those. And yay on the Google Autoawesome, I managed to get one of those only once!
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  6. Ooh, I love the tutu skirt (and the original post where you saw them), there is a certain little girl who would just love this. Hmmm….Where’s Father Christmas when you need him ?!?
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  7. Mummy Barrow says:

    Can we all wear these to Britmums? Complete with wellies?

  8. Mammasaurus says:

    Love the skirt – rocking it GG! Quite fancy one myself ;)
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  9. Melksham Mum says:

    It is beautiful and such a lovely colour but not sure I’ll spend £40 on one. Tight old me makes E tutus for festivals using a ribbon waistband and tons of net and tulle. Give it a go! You get your own bespoke frilly creation then! I do love that colour though ;)
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  10. Absolutely gorgeous and the colour’s awesome (sadly my two are a bit past it for wanting one of these, but there was a time when they’d have killed for one)! Btw – we have the exactly same tiles in our kitchen.
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  11. Mum of One says:

    Beautiful! I want one!
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  12. Pinkoddy says:

    Up to aged 10 you say – do you think if I upped my exercise levels I might just squuuuuueze into one?
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  13. Becky says:

    Oh that ROCKS
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  14. sarah says:

    ah love that colour, she looks gorgeous!
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  15. Notmyyearoff says:

    They are really gorgeous skirt – do you think we could get them in adult size too?
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  16. Kim Carberry says:

    That is the best skirt ever!! Love it!
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  17. Caroline says:

    We have one of these and it’s definitely a favourite! It can also be squeezed under other skirts/dresses to provide extra froth:)
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  18. That is a beautiful skirt, I know my daughter would love one of those.

    Thanks for joining in with Point + Shoot x
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  19. Charly Dove says:

    That is awesome – I can’t stop watching that animated gif that’s not a gif of GG. Just brilliant, she looks absolutely delighted! Amazing swirling skills. Thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory
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  20. Mumof2.com says:

    Love the skirt and that you were able to do the animated gif!! x
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  21. LauraCYMFT says:

    I love tutus and rara skirts! And they look adorable on babies!
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  22. Erica Price says:

    What a fabulous skirt! I’m quite envious.
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  23. Oh, wow! I want one :) #WhatstheStory #MagicMoments
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  24. Nell Heshram says:

    That has to be the best name ever for a garment. Frilly frou frou. But it actually looks quite cool….must be the blue?
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  25. She looks fab. I want one but think I would get laughed out of my street. Love the video too #WhatstheStory

  26. Jaime Oliver says:

    YAY .. how fantastic is that skirt is amazing!! i love it and may have to purchase one for Britmums live this year with my blog logo t-shirt .. that would work wouldnt it?!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
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  27. We absolutely love our skirts from Miss Francis, and I totally wish they did some in my size. They are so fluffy and frothy- just gorgeous. I really like the colour of GG’s as well. She looks like she loves it. x
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  28. Coombemill says:

    Your daughter looks so young and girly again in that skirt, I wish Clio would trade leggins and shorts for a while!

  29. Model mummy says:

    You look sooooo cool! I love your colour choice and will be purchasing my niece the hot pink one for our next festival. Ask your mum if she remembers hair crimpers? Having my hair crimped this weekend! Think it will also be a good festival look.

  30. Lauren says:

    WOW!! I want one…for me. x
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  31. That skirt is truly beautiful, I have had to hide this post from my nearly 7 year old daughter as this is right up her street too, enjoy it!
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  32. Wow, totally twirlable, love it!
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  33. jenny paulin says:

    i want one!!!!!!! am i too big for one GG? i would love a red one so i could twirls it round and around and smuile to myself – in secret of course lol
    you look very pretty in it . x
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