Thursday, September 22, 2011

New and Improved Tiered Tulle and Satin Skirt

I finally got around to redoing the tiered tulle skirt AND taking pictures of it. I actually finished the skirt a few weeks ago, but just never found a good time for a photoshoot. If you don't remember the first version I did of this skirt, check it out here.

 I think it turned out way better this time around. It passed my daughter's spin test, its pink, fluffy, and girly so of course my daughter likes it. She likes the first one too, so that doesn't mean much.

This time, instead of sewing the tulle tiers to each other, I sewed them directly to the satin skirt lining. I used two layers of tulle at twice the width to give it more ruffle and volume. I also made a pattern out of tissue paper first for the satin lining and measured everything so it would be even. I  made it shorter so it hits right at the knee.

The hem is skinnier too and I took my time so it looks a lot better and lot less bulky.

For the waistband, I just did a simple elastic casing using double fold bias tape. Super easy.


The only thing I wish I would have done different with the waistband is sewn the top tulle layer into the lower casing stitch line (does that make sense?). I was worried that the top layer would look too short if I did that, but I think it would have looked fine. I just looks unfinished and tends to stick out a bit too much.



We still love it and I am happy with how it turned out. 

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