HOW-TO: 1. I wanted my skirt to be knee length, but folded in half the tulle was still too wide....so first I opted to stretch it out and cut off about 9 inches off the open end (not the folded side) all the way across. 2. After you do this....you are all ready to cut your folded tulle into 4-5 inch strips -- feel free to eyeball it. (Note: I didn't know I'd need so much tulle. I first bought 8 yards and cut it up into strips, but wound up going back for about 14 more yards just to be safe). 3. Cut a piece of ribbon about 4 feet long and tie it around your mannequin (Note: Don't have a mannequin? No problem, just take a seat and stretch it around your knees). 4. Take each one of your strips and pull it up through your ribbon and mannequin to create a loop. 5. Pull the loose ends of the ribbon up through the loop you've created with the ribbon, and pull taught. 6. After you're done adding tulle, now it's time to create a faux skirt to go underneath. (Note: I cut a piece of my jersey knit about 13 inches wide and 45 inches long). Flip your tutu over and re-tie it to your mannequin, and begin stitching the "faux slip" to the waist band of the tutu. 7. I started my "faux slip" right at the ribbon closure, so I could end there as well. Once, I got back around where I started, I hand stitched the "faux slip" only half way up the back-- that way I can get in and out of the skirt. Voila! You are all done, and didn't need your sewing machine at all.Brandhyze Stanley is the chief voice of Frugal-nomics.com; a platform designed to share with women how to live and look fabulous on a dime. A DIY girl at heart—Brandhyze has been featured on The View, The Early Show, The Today Show, InStyle Magazine, Essence Magazine, and MTVStyle. A Wilhelmina Model for the past a decade, with a Business Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Brandhyze is a Fashion & Style Writer and former Video Contributor for Newsday Westchester, and provides DIY content to the popular How-To Site, eHow. Brandhyze is a huge thrifter and a lover of all good deals, follow her on Twitter @MyFrugalnomics and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Frugalnomics.
Mood DIY: No-Sew Tutu Skirt
This entry was posted on September 6, 2013.