She did make a fuss but she wasn't too bad. ( yes she stopped crying before I had even got back to my car) So I came home and sewed. She loved it!
If you feel like making a skirt there are some great tutorials here and here and here and here and a very twirly skirt here and another twirly one here.
All I did though was cut a whole load of scraps pieces into strips and sew them together then hem and put elastic through the top. I just got the size from another skirt she has.