Sew your own easy and chic long tulle skirt without using any math! Hooray!
A little bit of summer, a little bit of fall. Face the changing temperatures in style with this floor-length tulle skirt. You can make this easy DIY project in 30 minutes and look stylish whatever the weather.
What I used:
1,5 yards (137 cm) of tulle fabric
decorative elastic waistband
Optional: a pretty ribbon
1. Measure the waistband
To add a little whimsy to my skirt I used a wide elastic waistband with silver details.
First I measured it around my waist and cut off what I needed. The band should fit tightly around your body, but not so tight that you feel uncomfortable.
I overlapped both sides of the elastic about half an inch and sewed over it with some cross stiches. You can also sew them together by hand. Don’t worry about the elastic becoming too tight. It will stretch out a bit when you attach the layer of tulle.
2. Cut your tulle
I chose classic white for my tulle skirt. The width of my piece of tulle was 1,5 yards (137 cm). The amount of tulle that you’ll need depends on your dress size. You should at least be able to wrap the tulle around your body twice.
First I sewed both sides together with a french seam. At this point the tulle looked like a cilinder. Then I pinned the tulle to the elastic making pleats in the fabric as I go.
3. Add the lining
As an easy alternative for lining I used a large white mens t shirt. I cut in a straight line right underneath the arm pits. That way I had a large rectangle to use as a skirt!
I attached the skirt to the elastic waistband with 4 pleats (2 in the front and 2 in the back).
Sew all the layers together with your sewing machine. Pull the elastic on both sides as you sew. This way the elastic will keep its stretch. If you don’t own a sewing machine you can always ask a friend/your mother/grandmother/… to sew it for you (with you). It makes a great bonding moment!
If you can’t find a decorative elastic waistband you can use a belt you like or a pretty ribbon to cover up a plain band!