DIY tulle skirt (tutorial)

My sister inspired me to start sewing so I purchased a sewing machine a week ago. Since then, I've been jumping head first into sewing projects. Nevermind learning to sew straight, I'm starting with dresses.

After two dresses, one successful and one failure, I dived straight into sewing a tulle skirt. I found lots of directions on Pinterest and had a rough time deciphering them. In the end, I just winged it like I did with my other sewing projects.

Here's the skirt. My sister made that blouse—it's purdy. Please excuse my bad photos—it's hard doing selfies.







I forgot to put in that you need to cut another layer of lining, same measurements as the tulle, but a few inches shorter and sew it under all the tulle layers.











25 comments:

hi there! said...

Wow how beautiful thank you very much for posting this. Now I know a tutorial to use for my Halloween costume!

Sarah Morse said...

Hi! So pretty! I have been wanting to try and make an easy tulle skirt! I think I can do this! :) what material should the lining be for underneath the tulle!?? Thanks!

Stinkeepoo said...

Hi Sarah! I used a stretchy jersey knit fabric for the lining. You can also use non-stretchy fabric like satin although that might be pricier.

Hannah Cohen said...

hi. I'm sorry, I'm fairly new to this blogger site. Where are the directions? I'm sorry! I really like this skirt and I wanna make it ASAP! Thanks!

Sarah Morse said...

Great! Thanks so much! :)

Denise Williams said...

So cute! You don't need to hem the ends?

Lyssa Lumgair said...

You don't usually hem tulle. I've only had to hem tulle once and it was the petticoat on a formal dress.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I've been looking at pricey tulle skirts and can't wait to try your version! It looks so pretty!

Callie-Sew Craftful said...

Wonderful skirt! Approximately how many yards of tulle did you use?

Stinkeepoo said...

Hi Callie! I used about 10.5 yards for 7 layers with my measurements. You can use less tulle if you want less poof and more if you want more poof.

Mia Ethan said...

Pretty women and awesome skirt

Andi Smith said...

The instructions are blurred and I can't read them!

mjewell71 said...

It appears in the photo as uneven. Is it just the way the picture looks or does it come out sort of in an uneven design?

mjewell71 said...

PS. It is beautiful...perfect for NYE!

Stinkeepoo said...

Blogger resized the image if you look at this on your mobile device. You can click on the image to show the high resolution version.

Stinkeepoo said...

It looks uneven because I'm arching my back so the front looks a lot higher than the back. I also meant for the edges to be uneven because I like the way it looked. But if you cut and sew in perfect circles then they shouldn't be uneven.

Anonymous said...

Love it, will be attempting one with my daughter (she is turning 11) over the holiday's.. This is the one she picked and she is so excited - thankgoodness, it seems easy (fingers crossed for us)

Jessikalili said...

Instead of a layer underneath would a skin tight short skirt work? Could you also use this as the elastic for the top? Essentially sewing a tulle skirt to an already existing skirt?

Stinkeepoo said...

Both ideas will work. I just had a lining sewn in so I don't have to go find shorts to wear under. My closet is pretty unorganized haha. And sewing the tulle into an existing skirt works as well!

Jasmin Couture said...

I am super new to working with tulle and I just found out there is nylon tulle and polyester tulle. Does it matter which one I use for this skirt?

Stinkeepoo said...

You can use either one. Nylon tends to be softer and stronger than polyester so it's a matter of which you prefer and how it feels in your hands.

Vicky Grullon said...

Hi, I woul like to know if with the same measurement I can make the skirt little longer. Thank you.��

Unknown said...

I can't see it either

Dee Marshall said...

I can't see it either

Victoria said...

Hi. I would also like to know. I am a beginner sewer, and I want to make a floor length skirt for a Mardi Gras ball. I have 108" tulle. , I'm 5'9, and a 14 ......I am attempting a high waist skirt.....A LITTLE HELP WILL GO A LONG WAY. THANK YOU, YOU LOOK LOVELY

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