* Fiber optic whip. Due to the success of this dress, there is now a special fiber optic package which includes untrimmed fibers so you can do the trimming yourself (I had requested as a special order the first time around).
• Material for the dress. I wanted something that both had body and a little stretch so it would be comfortable, and settled on a stretch woven blend with a little heft to it. I used around 3 yards.
• Fusible interfacing, as much as your circle skirt. I used 1.5 yards of 45" wide.
• Lots of tulle, or at least one tutu already made (can be any color, since it is just adding body under the skirt)
• A pattern. I made mine on a dress form, learn how here. Alternatively, a v-neck circle skirt dress shouldn't be a difficult pattern to find. If you do buy a pattern, always make a muslin first before cutting into your final fabric!
• Basic sewing supplies (sewing machine, scissors, pins, hand needle...)
• Boning, if you choose to bone the garment. I wanted it to be structured and the boning helped a lot. Use spiral boning for any curved seams, and either spiral or flat for straight seams. You can read up on types of boning here.
• Invisible zipper
• Clear thread (for hand sewing down the fiberoptic filaments)