Step 1: What You Need...
I started with:
- 1 yard of heavy tulle
- 1 yard regular/light tulle of each color
- 2 yards of the base fabric
- about 30 inches of elastic, for the waist
- a 20 inch zipper
Step 2: The Top
The top begins in four pieces. The bodice front and lining, the lower bodice front, and the back pieces (each covering half the back with the zipper up the center.)
Begin by sewing the top bodice and bodice lining together, right sides in, then turn inside out. Now gather the bottom edge of the bodice and finish gather by sewing the upper bodice front to the lower bodice front.
Add the back panels and the zipper.
Step 3: The Skirt
Next, gather each remaining layer on individual pieces of elastic. Sew these layer together at the top, then add them to the base skirt.