There comes a time in every Woman’s life when you just need a beautiful fantasy skirt. It might be for yourself, your child, or a friend in need. There are so many different ways to incorporate a tulle skirt especially around Halloween. Why go out and buy a skirt when you can make one in a snap? Truly, this skirt is very easy to make. I’m not a dress maker or even a crafter, in fact, I don’t have much sewing experience at all. Good thing too, because to make this skirt you don’t have to sew anything!
This Fantasy skirt can be used for many different costumes. Think Princess, Mermaid, Witch, or even a Fairy. Dazzle your friends and family with this beautiful and easy to make fantasy skirt. You would never guess what was used to make it.
Hint: You can buy all the supplies at your local dollar store!
1. Long piece of tulle, long enough to fit around the waist with room to tie a big bow
2. Shower scrubbies, the type that look like they are made from large netting and scrunched together. The amount needed is subjective to the person’s size and height. (Approximately 20 – 25) Pick any color you desire! Multi colored scrubbies are nice as they add depth to the finished skirt.
3. Roll or two of 6” wide tulle that matches/compliments the colors of the scrubbies. Think glittery tulle as well!
1. Measure your waist. Add another 10” onto the length and cut a piece of tulle. This will be the waistband.
2. Take the scrubbies and cut the tie that keeps them scrunched together. They will unfold into a very long tube shape of tulle/netting.
3. Using scissors, cut up one side of the tube, opening it into a large flat, long piece. Then, cut the other side of the tulle so that it now becomes two separate long pieces of tulle. Do this to all the scrubbies. If some of the scrubbies have shorter pieces and longer pieces when they unroll, still cut the sides to make two pieces, and then tie those two pieces end to end to make a very long piece of tulle.
4. Take the long piece of waistband tulle and tie it around a sewing form. If you don’t have a sewing form, tie the tulle around a chair back, a large stool, or anything large and round that will allow you to work and attach pieces onto the waistband.
5. To attach the pieces, fold each long piece of tulle in half. Feed the folded end through the bottom of the waistband and fold over. Putting your fingers inside the loop, pull the two straight ends of tulle on the bottom, through the loop, to form a “Cowhitch Loop”. Tighten the loop and move onto the next strand of tulle. Continue this until you have the desired amount of tulle and fluffiness on your skirt. Remember to accent with the other strands of tulle!
6. You may want to cut the bottom of the skirt so it’s all one length, or leave the uneven lengths depending on what your overall costume look is for. Just be sure to not leave them so long that you trip yourself!
Note: The more tulle strands you put on the skirt, the better closure you will have at the back of the skirt. The fluffiness of the tulle will close any gaps that might be apparent at the back from just tying the skirt together. The fluffier, the better!
Is this DIY Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt something you think you can handle?
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