My machine despised sewing the elastic, but after two broken needles I was pretty satisfied. I made my skirt 20 inches long instead of 26. I'm short so that mid-calf length doesn't do much for me. I could totally go dancing in this skirt! Also, I'm pretty sure the original pattern uses a higher quality ruffle fabric, but this was the best I could do on short notice.
Also, thanks to my friend Ashley for being a great crafter host. I had a really fun time helping her with her new sewing machine.