Monday, December 31, 2012

Tulle Skirt


 I saw a skirt like this at Anthropologie for close to $200, and thought to myself..."There has got to be a pretty easy way to make something like that."

So I headed to the fabric section of my local 'Wally World' and decided to try my hand at this...about an hour later I had this fabulous tulle skirt and a great outfit for my Rehearsal Dinner (paired with some cowboy boots).

What you'll need:
1. 10 yards of tulle fabric
2. Spool of ribbon
3. Leggings of a similar color to your tulle

Total Cost: $17


Step 1. Fold fabric in half length-wise and begin rolling it
Step 2. Once rolled into a cylinder, cut into 5-6 inch sections
Step 3. Fold strips in half and tie strips to a piece of ribbon 
Step 4. Tada! Tie skirt around your waist and you're ready to boot scoot


44 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! It is super cute, and I can't wait to try it!

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  2. Can the outcome also be achieved by using 6" tulle?

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  3. Can the outcome also be achieved by using 6" tulle?

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    1. Hi, Loretta! I'm sure it could be!

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  4. you said 5-6 inch sections that doesn't sound very long am I understanding correctly?

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    1. Hi, Jennifer! You would have rolled the fabric length-wise, so cutting the fabric into 5 - 6 inch sections will make sections that are 5- 6 inches wide, but much longer in length - hope that makes sense!

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    2. doesnt make sense to me too..i guess in step 3 it should say..then unravel the 5 or 6" pieces and tie to ribbon

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  5. Hi!! I just wanted to let you know that I found your tutorial super helpful! I've linked this tutorial in my most recent blog post, prepping for my families Disney trip this Fall. I made a tulle skirt for my Halloween costume for the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I've included the link for you! Thanks so much!! http://curlspearlsandlittlegirls.blogspot.com/2015/07/diy-disney-monsters-inc-costumes.html

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    1. Thanks, Misti! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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    2. That's so cool because I was looking for things like this for MY Mike Wazowski costume for halloween!��

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  6. If i buy a spool of tulle its 6" width what should length be. I really like the length of yours.

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    1. Hi, Michelle! I just measured mine - I would say 60 inches - the skirt is about 30 inches in length, but the way I tied the tulle onto the ribbon was by folding the piece in half - hope that helps! :)

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    2. Thank you so much!!! Super cute. Cant wait to make mine. 😍

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    3. Thank you so much!!! Super cute. Cant wait to make mine. 😍

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  7. Hi. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm a beginner DIY'er. Did you cut the bottom of the folded strips after you tied it to the ribbon?

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    1. So sorry I never responded - abandoned the blog for a while, but am back at it now! I did not cut the bottom,

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  8. How wide was the tulle yardage you used? I'm considering using spools instead and am trying to calculate how many I'd need. Thanks!

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    1. So sorry I never responded - abandoned the blog for a while, but am back at it now! It was a pretty standard size fabric bolt so 43 inches or so.

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  9. If i wanted it shorter what would you recomend the cut be

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    1. So sorry I never responded - abandoned the blog for a while, but am back at it now! I would probably cut it once all pieces were tied to the ribbon.

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    2. That way you can judge what length is best upon trying it on. The length of mine is just a product of the width of the fabric bolt - 43 inches.

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  10. Hi I am just curious your waist size? I am making for my grandmother for fairy godmother and I am trying to calculate for a plus size older woman. Thank you :)

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    1. So sorry I never responded - abandoned the blog for a while, but am back at it now! At the time my waist was 25ish inches - I've had a baby now, so that's definitely no longer the case 😉

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  11. Or rather than give your waist size, can you give us an approximate number of ties per inch? As in (double the length we want) x (the 5 to 6" wide section) = 1 tie. Thanks.

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  12. I love it! Super cute on you! Thanks for sharing your idea!

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  14. I cannot wait to try this! I am making an underskirt for the 50's A-frame dress and for my Civil War prairie dress. :) Thank you so much for the tutorial! :) A lot easier than going and buying one that is cheaply made for what the price is.

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  15. Thank you. I can now make my Fairy Good Mother costume easily.

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  16. i love this, do you have a tutorial, can't make out the folding in half part
    thank you

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    1. So sorry I never responded - abandoned the blog for a while, but am back at it now!

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  17. Hi I'm still a little confused as to the way to roll and cut .do you have a video.I'm loving the skirt and I need that ASAP

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  18. Hi there- gosh it's been so long since I made this, and unfortunately I don't have a video tutorial. If I remember correctly, you just take your tulle and lay it out completely flat then fold it in half length-wise (hot-dog, not hamburger lol). Then from the top of the fold just start rolling, then you start making your 5-6 inch cuts - the goal being to have long thin-ish strips of fabric to tie to the ribbon.

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  19. I'm a size 16 how many yards of tulle should I buy

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    1. Hmm maybe 15 yards? I'm not entirely sure. You could probably get away with 10 if you didn't bunch the pieces of tulle super tightly. My waist is 25 inches. Thanks for the question!

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  20. I love this so much! I'm making a tutu for my halloween costume and I was looking everywhere on how to cut my tulle. This was very helpful! If I were to want it shorter to about my knees, how many inches should I cut it. 3...4?

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  22. Is there a video version of the steps? I can't seem to understand :(

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  23. I'm just getting ready to try making a tutu, having purchased one on Etsy and seen how easy it looks. I know how I want to attach the strips of tulle to the ribbon tie (with a lark's head knot, which is the easiest thing in the world, but I had been thinking about how difficult it might be to do the cutting. So thanks for roll-and-cut idea.

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    1. Hi, Judy!

      Glad the roll-and-cut idea helped you out!

      Have fun making your skirt :)

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