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How to make a tulle skirt

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This is probably the coolest thing I've ever made and I've made a whole lot of stuff. I'm so excited to share it with you! It's a tulle skirt. Or a tutu skirt, whichever you prefer. I've been seeing them all over the interweb: Shabby Apple, Anthropologie and Alexander Grecco. It was relatively inexpensive, I didn't need to buy many things, and it took about an hour to make. Let me just say that you probably need to know a few things about sewing before attempting this project, because I got a little frustrated at times (tulle doesn't like to stay where it's supposed to). For more pictures, visit my blog, Liz Makes. Alright here we go! 
As you can see, I drew what I wanted it to look like before I started making it. Originally I was going to have a black waistband but opted for the white instead. I think it looks better that way.
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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You'll need approximately:
Four yards of 180" wide tulle
Two yards lining fabric (I used white satin)
Enough of 3" wide elastic to go around your waist + 1".

Also, you'll need:
A sewing machine
Thread
Pins (lots and lots of pins...)
Scissors
This is not something that can (easily) be sewn by hand. I wouldn't attempt it in a thousand years.
Awesome! I like the reuse and simple construction. Was it a zigzag stitch that you used when you attached the elastic?
elewis03 (author)  midsummermuse1 year ago
Thanks! Yes it was!
katvanlew1 year ago
Adorable!
elewis03 (author)  katvanlew1 year ago
Thanks, momma!
WOW! You are the cutest!
elewis03 (author)  alanhoggard1 year ago
Thanks!
Love the skirt!! So so CUTE! :) :)
elewis03 (author)  liesl101rembacz1 year ago
Thank you so much!