Thursday, December 4, 2014

How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt

How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT

This week we are sewing up the Holly and Ivy Party Dress pattern.  

If you haven't grabbed the pattern yet, you can get it in our Craftsy or Etsy Shop.  OR get the baby size 0-3 months for FREE in our Craftsy Shop.

Here is what we have covered so far:

Tuesday - Sewing the Bodice 


Today we are going to show you how to fancy up your dress by making a super simple tulle skirt.  This is a great way to add some fullness to your dress without needing to much fabric.

First, cut out an underskirt of lining fabric.  Sew it up as the directions say and then hem the skirt.  Next, measure the width of you skirt.  Mine was 30" across.  

Now, cut a long strip of tulle that is at least double the width of your skirt.  You may cut more strips or longer strips if you want more fullness and gathering on your tulle.  I ended up cutting 2 strips of tulle that were 5 x 40" each.

How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT

Take your tulle and measure down 2" from the top.  Stitch a gathering stitch down the tulle at the 2" mark.  Gently pull your gathering stitches to gather your tulle.


How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT
Measure up between 1.5 - 2" from the bottom of your skirt and pin your tulle along the gathering stitch.  Make sure to pull the gathering stitches so that the tulle covers the entire length of the skirt.


How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT
Place your skirt and tulle in your sewing machine and stitch the tulle to the skirt along the gathering stitch.  Now finish the skirt using the directions in the pattern.  make sure the tulle skirt is underneath the main skirt .


How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT


Doesn't that tulle just add a little more character and it also gives it some fullness.  


How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT



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