Electrospinning is a complex process, and it can be modeled by a Bratu-type equation with fractal derivatives by taking into account the solvent evaporation. Though there are many analytical methods available for such a problem, e.g. the variational iteration method and the homotopy perturbation method, a straightforward method with a simple solution process and high accurate results is much needed. This paper applies the Taylor series technology to fractal calculus, and an analytical approximate solution is obtained. A fractal variational principle is also discussed. As the Taylor series is accessible to all non-mathematicians, this paper sheds a bright light on practical applications of fractal calculus.