Lush tulle skirts have long been the prerogative of holidays, children’s matinees or bachelorette parties. But now eclecticism is in fashion, and therefore such a bright model could not stand aside. However, finding the perfect fit, size and length is quite problematic. And why, if in just a couple of hours you can sew a tulle skirt with your own hands! You don’t even need a sewing machine. Let’s talk!
1. Tulle skirt with ruffles
This skirt is always made on a backing, to which you will sew frill ribbons. To calculate the appropriate cut size, double the waist circumference, and add 4 cm to the collar to the length. Overlock or zigzag along the sides, stretch the lining on a flat surface and tuck the top edge in 2cm, but do not sew through it yet.
Spread a wide piece of tulle about 2.5-3 m long and cut into ribbons of 10-13 cm each. Collect four such ribbons in a frill with large basting stitches and do not be afraid of the resulting length – it will still go away. Fold each in half and sew at the fold with a seam with the longest possible stitches and tightness.
When you’ve finished all the frills, spread them evenly over the backing and fix each one separately. The first is laid on top along the bottom of the bend, and the rest are distributed in parallel with the desired step. Stitch each frill down the center so they evenly cover the backing.
Fold the backing in half with the right side with the tulle inside and sew the opposite edges. After that, stitch the top fold and insert an elastic band into it – this will be the belt of the skirt. It remains only to turn the product, remove all the marks and manually straighten the frills.
2. Lined tulle skirt
In addition to 3-6 m of tulle, you will also need a piece of satin fabric to match. Cut the tulle into strips to match the length of the skirt you need and gather each strip at the top – this will be a belt. It is most convenient to do this manually with large basting stitches or using a special foot for a sewing machine.
The length of the gathered part should turn out to be equal to the circumference of the hips with 2-3 cm for the seams. Sew each layer separately along the side line, and then gather them all together. If the skirt turned out to be quite dense and voluminous, you can leave it unlined, but with it it will be more comfortable and durable.
Draw a satin fabric for the petticoat: this is how the pattern for the hips with a girth of 90 cm will look like. You will need two such details, which you then sew on the sides with an overlock or overcast the edges with a zigzag. It remains only to bend and stitch the hem twice – and you can proceed to the assembly.
Take a wide elastic band and cut off a piece 3 cm less than the waist circumference, and then sew the edges together. If you immediately take a decorative elastic band, you can proceed to connecting the parts. First sweep the tulle skirt with satin lining, and only then sew on the elastic, gently stretching it.
3. Seamless tulle skirt
To make the skirt fluffy and voluminous, you will need a large piece of tulle – from 10 m. To it – a strip of dense fabric of a suitable color, 13-15 cm wide and 8-10 cm long more than the waist circumference. And also a wide long ribbon around the waist with allowances for ties – it will be instead of an elastic band.
Mark and cut the whole tulle into strips of about 17-20 cm. Take one strip, fold it in half and tighten it with a loop knot on the ribbon, as shown in the photographs. Repeat this with all the cuts – the more of them and the denser they are, the more magnificent the skirt will turn out. After that, you can leave the skirt like this with tie ends or sew on an even belt made of thick fabric to match.
4. Seamless checkered skirt
This tulle skirt is similar to the previous one, but instead of a ribbon, you will need a wide checkered elastic band. Tie tulle ribbons not through the top, but stretch through the elastic holes. To make it more convenient to work, first stretch it and fix it, for example, on a book.
Thread the strips of tulle into the second row – if you let them go completely down, they can break out over time. When the elastic is over, the first layer of the seamless tutu is ready. But it can always be made more voluminous: just repeat all the manipulations, but for the third rowholes, helping yourself with a pen or any other thin object.
5. Tulle sun skirt
To make a sun skirt, you need to fold a square piece of tulle into four layers and transfer the pattern to it. But keep in mind that one layer will be too thin, light and unremarkable. You will need at least 3-4, and even more is better. In fact, it is enough just to collect all the circles, flash them on top and stretch the elastic.
6. Layered tulle skirt
You will need a large piece of wide tulle – from 6 m, and a ribbon for the belt. Cut the canvas into several pieces 1.9-2.1 m long, fold each in half lengthwise and cut along the fold. From a 6-meter fabric 1.2-1.5 m wide, you will get six 2-meter fragments.
Take two pieces and sew them together with an overlap along the short sides, leaving 20 cm unstitched at the top edge. Gather all the layers together and staple them together on top. Take a strong dense thread and stretch it through all the layers along the future belt. It is best to loop through two such seams at a short distance so that the folds are uniform.
Tighten the basting threads and manually adjust the gathers so that they are evenly distributed over the fabric. As a result, you should get the width of the waist. After that, the threads need to be fixed and stitched on top of a wide ribbon-belt.