Step 12: Assemble the Skirt:

I use the fact that the tulle comes folded in half on the bolt to my advantage to make a nice, full, double-layered skirt super easily! Because the skirt is so full, it works best if the wrap only overlaps by a few inches – to determine the waistband length of your skirt, add 3 inches to your waist measurement at the point where you’d like the skirt to sit.

Cut organza to your desired hem length (I’m 5′9″, and my skirt was 21″ long) and waistband length. Again, you can choose to hem the edges, carefully flame them, or cut with pinking shears and leave them raw. If you will be hemming the edges, be sure to add seam allowances.

Cut tulle to desired hem length

Using heavy duty thread, make a long running stitch next to the crease along the entire 10 yards of tulle.

Gather the tulle to the waistband length you calculated above

Stack the skirt layers with the large piece of organza on the bottom, the circuit in the middle, and the tulle layer on top. Distribute the gathered tulle evenly along the length, and baste all three layers together.

Fold the bias tape over the waistband, with an equal amount extending on either side of the skirt. Tack down or baste together if necessary.

Sew entire length of bias tape together, including ends, to create both the finished waistband of the skirt and the ties. If you choose to machine sew this step, be careful not to bring your needle down on the metal leads on the LEDs.

Distribute the fiber optics. Start by poking the individual strands through the weave of the lower layer of tulle, then disperse them in various directions. You can either continue to weave them through the lower tulle layer occasionally to hold them in place, or stitch them to it.

<p>you could do this same thing for cosplay costumes that need parts that light up i have seen lots of wings being lit up by led lights but in my opinion there to bulky for some costumes fiberoptics are lightweight &amp; flexable much better in my opion</p>
Nice, I'm to made it as a birthday gift to my daughter. She is five years old and she will be crazy for the bling blings :))) thanks!
<p>Great project I can't wait to get started : ) </p><p>I'm a little confused about what type of fiber optics would be best to use, do you have any suggestions? Do they come in spool or is it best to get it in some type of bundle.</p><p>Any help is greatly appreciated! </p>
I love this skirt and this is wt has gotten me wanting to learn arduino just so I can make this skirt!
found a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df4aRbmQfjQ
I'd love to see a video of the design in action!
This seems really pretty!
I love the color-changes! beautiful design &amp; idea!
Thanks for sharing your amazing design! I can't wait to make my own Skirt Full of Stars.... :)

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