I know it’s been a minute but I am back and I have a super simple way of recreating the classic Tulle Skirt!!! This simple DIY Tulle Skirt is a must have for all ages.
Items you will need:
7 yards of Tulle for knee length / 13 yards for full length or more if you are taller
1.5 yards of Static-free Garment Lining / 3 Yards for full length or more if you are taller
No-Roll Elastic Band
Here is a visual diagram of how I measured out my perfect fit. A. Measure your hips, not your waist!!! This is important because the skirt does not have a zipper so it has to fit over your hips!!! B. Divide the size of your hips by 6.28 that is the amount of inches you will need for the first circle shown below. C. is all about the length you want the skirt to be for me I measured 24 inches from section B. Use D. to make sure you have enough fabric!!!
To figure out how much fabric you will need you can take D and multiple it by 4. Then divide that total by 36 ( the number of inches in a yard). That total is the amount of fabric you will need…that is just one layer so make sure you add up the yards according to the amount of tulle you would like!!!
Okay below I used 4 inches and it was too small because I measured off my waist verses my hips I had to move it to 5.3 inches…long story short don’t be like me measure from your hips first!!! Using a pivot make an arch this will be the waist circle!
Do the same pivot and measure your length for the bottom of the skirt! I marketed with a sharpie you can use whatever you want to mark your fabric.
Cut along the dots you made and you now have your lining cut out!!! Yay almost there!!!
Repeat the same steps onto one layer of the tulle, there will be 4 layers in total of tulle.
Once the first layer of tulle is measured and cut use that layer as a blueprint for the next three layers, shown below. Make sure to measure from the point to make sure the tulle is being cut in the right place!
Once all the layer ( 1 lining, 4 tulle) are cut out. Lay the lining flat and layer the tulle layers on top of the lining. Simply pull all layers up buy the center circle and pin the tulle and lining together to prep for the basting stitch you will do. Sit the skirt aside once you have the basting stitch done.
I apologize I didn’t take pictures of these next steps but I do have it shown in the video below!!!
Take your No-Roll elastic band and stretch it around your waist cut and sew it up. Stretching the band will assure the band will be snug once the skirt is complete. Pick back up your lining and tulle skirt with the basting stitch and put it on…it should be too large to stay on your hips. This is why we put the basting stitch on the skirt! Simple pull the bobbin string and watch the skirt start to gather, stop once the skirt falls on your hips without having to be held up. Place the No-Roll elastic band over the skirt at your hips, the band will be stretched. Pin the skirt into the band at the hip. Remove and do a straight stitch to attach the skirt to the elastic band. Please make sure you so this step with the skirt and band stretched out!!! Don’t worry the elastic will pull it back in but this will allow you to pull the skirt on and off with ease! *Watch the video for a visual of this part! Once you have the skirt sewn together that’s it!!! So simple and chic you can never go wrong with a classic skirt like this!!!
I paired my blush pink and champagne tulle skirt with a light denim skirt (Forever 21) and a pink bow belt (H&M)!
~ Maria Antoinette ~
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