For this DIY Tulle Skirt, you will need:
- Tulle (see below to calculate how much)
- Lining fabric ( I recommend knit so it can stretch over your hips and so you don’t have to hem it. Be “efficient.”)
- Elastic band ( I love this gold one)
- Sewing machine
- Measuring tape
- Rotary Cutter (seriously makes it soooo much easier than scissors)
- Cutting mat
- Paper/butcher paper to create a pattern
The first thing that really confused me was that a lot of tutorials say to measure where you want the skirt to sit on your waist and use that as the circumference. I thought that using this measurement would make it impossible to pull the skirt over my hips as my hip circumference is larger. I’m not exactly sure why it’s not a problem, but I was able to pull the skirt easily over my hips even though the circumference was technically smaller than my hip circumference. This is probably due to the give the tulle has, and the fact that my body is not a perfect circle. Knowing this, you can go ahead and cut your tulle out to match your natural waist. You will want to make sure your lining is a little stretchy too so it can easily glide past your hips. Don’t be discouraged if after you cut your skirt, it seems too big. The elastic band will take care of that for you. Here’s what Sabrina’s looked like after she cut hers.
Click “Next” to continue to the measurement portion.