Today we are going to show you how to fancy up your dress by making a super simple DIY tulle skirt. This is a great way to add some fullness to your dress without needing to much fabric. It's also a great way to add length to a dress that may be a little short.
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 here
Here is what we have covered so far:
Monday - Choosing Your Fabric and Tips for Sewing Special Occasion Fabrics, Cutting Out Your Pattern
Tuesday - Sewing the Bodice
Wednesday - How to Make Gathered Sleeves
Okay, let's make our tulle underskirt.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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