MAKING A SIMPLE TULLE SKIRT
Sewing tulle requires some patience. When making a skirt in other fabric the fabric is cut lengthwise, however when making a tulle skirt it’s easier to use the length of the tulle. The only seam will be the back seam.
- Determine how wide you want the skirt. If you want a very wide skirt purchase between 8 to 11 yards of tulle. Purchase less if you don’t want it very wide.
- You will need crinoline to make the skirt stand out – You can purchase two yards less of crinoline which is like tulle, just stiffer. (if you purchase eight yards of tulle, purchase 6 yards of crinoline).
- You will need about one yard of lining 45″ wide.
- The crinoline can also be cut in tiers and added only at the bottom of the lining, depending on the effect you want.
- (Elastic for the waist of the lining is optional for versality so it can be worn under other skirts)
- Join the ends together, Leave about 7-8″ opening at the seam of the tulle for ease when putting on the skirt.
- If you have a gather presser foot, this will be very helpful when gathering the skirt, if not adjust the tension so the thread will be loose and stich on the fold of the tulle, then gather by pulling the thread to the size of the required waistline.
- I find it easier to do this in sections.
- Repeat this method with the crinoline. Cut the lining the desired skirt length and gather the 45″ to the waist measurement.