How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt

Today we are going to show you a way to fancy up a dress by making a 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.  You'll want to follow along as we show you how to make a tulle skirt.

How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT

We are going to be sewing up Holly and Ivy Party Dress pattern.  If you don't have this pattern you can you can get it here.



We've been working all week to sew up the Holly and Ivy.  Here is what we have covered so far:

Tuesday - Sewing the Bodice 


Okay, let's talk about how to make a tulle skirt.

Step 1
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.  

Step 2
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

Step 3
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

Step 4
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

Step 5
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



Making a simple tulle skirt adds so much to a fun dress like the Holly and Ivy.  Doesn't that tulle just add a little more character and it also gives it some fullness.  Now that you know how to make a tulle skirt you can add them to all your favorite dresses.  You can also use the Holly and Ivy Pattern to make a fun ruffled petticoat for a dress.


How to Make a Simple Tulle Underskirt by GYCT



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Follow this step by step tutorial on how to make a tulle skirt for underneath a dress or skirt.  A tulle skirt will add fullness and structure and is great for a twirly skirt.


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