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Topic: 5 yds of Tulle/ Wanting a Tutu :)  (Read 7834 times)
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Precious
« on: December 28, 2004 04:46:17 PM »

I went to Walmart today and bought 2.5 yds of light pink sparkly tulle, 2.5 yds of Hot Pink tulle which look really pretty layered, 2.5 yards of hot pink ribbon [I dont know why], and 3/4 in. wide elastic. The intention was to get 5 yards of each but then I was like, maybe 5 total will be enough, cause it was folded. Mistake? I think so.

I've looked through the tutorials and this is what I can gather, because I dont exactly like one tutorial fully.

1)Fold the tull so one side is longer to get layers.
2) Sew along the fold of the tulle, not backstitching.
3) Pull the string to scrunch it.
4) Create a "pocket?" to insert the elastic Huh
5) Give the ribbon the finger cause I fucked up the entire thing.

Thats pretty much how I think its gonna go. Can someone please help me.

Oh yeah, I added pictures. I want this, only a bit longer.


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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004 04:58:09 PM »

Well, I used this site for my tutorial..it's under net skirt..

http://gothfashion.info/

And I changed it. I made the waistband out of elastic not what they suggested doing. I got a total of 13 yrds. I used about 9 or 10. The skirt I made has 4 layers.

I think you might need more tulle. The smaller the pleats, the flufflier your skirt will be.
Good luck dear..
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004 05:09:49 PM »

I'm actually looking for a tutorial for a tutu as well, but i would like one just like the images you posted, so i could wear it with my jeans
just not as an actual skirt by it's self
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2004 05:13:53 PM »

Well, I used this site for my tutorial..it's under net skirt..

http://gothfashion.info/

And I changed it. I made the waistband out of elastic not what they suggested doing. I got a total of 13 yrds. I used about 9 or 10. The skirt I made has 4 layers.

I think you might need more tulle. The smaller the pleats, the flufflier your skirt will be.
Good luck dear..

Yea, ive been to that site. Id have to radically change it, because of the length/ materials. I think I will need more tulle. Damn me for being cheap and indecisive!

I'm actually looking for a tutorial for a tutu as well, but i would like one just like the images you posted, so i could wear it with my jeans
just not as an actual skirt by it's self

Yep, I wouldnt wear it plain, but with tights or something. I hope someone can help us soon.
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Precious
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2004 12:31:39 PM »

Wow, so no one else is willing to help me even though over a hundred have viewed this.

That really sucks.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004 06:01:40 PM »

hm, i dont know if you will understand this but i'll give it a shot:
first i would start out with how people were doing the tshirt skirts over the summer. i dont know if you were around then or recall but what they were doing was cutting right under the arms of a tank top, tshirt, etc.

then sew, turn right side out....essentially you are making what would be similar to a tube top. follow?

then i would cut your tulle.  hmm. probably three sets of varying lengths, or four, or however many layers you want. the examples appear to have longer ones at the bottom, shorter at the top. 

after you have your tulle cut, i would begin sewing to the bottom of your skirt, i.e. tube top.  begin with your longest layer, stitch by hand and pull to scrunch like you were mentioning.  do this all the way around. then repeat with the next layer, and so forth.

ah....im tired so i dont know if you understand what i mean...but i think that should help get you going.

good luck!
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Precious
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004 06:57:11 PM »

Thanks alot! I do understand what you mean, but I dont think i have ant t-shirts/tube tops around. How could I do it w/o one?

Also, when sewing do I need to have the tulle folded lengthwise as it came on the bolt or can I cut it to maximize my pieces?
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2004 07:15:51 PM »

if you dont have a tshirt/tank top lying around, i think it would benefit you most to purchase one that coordiinates best with the colors of tulle that you have already purchased.  the knit of the shirt is stretchy enough to go around your waist/hips. it would be the easiest/cheapest way to do this.

as for the tulle, i would suggest that you cut it twice as long as you want it, so when folded in half, it becomes the desired length.  and of course, you would put the folded side against the "skirt".

hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2004 08:03:15 PM »

But I dont want anything under then tulle. I wanted mine to look like that example and those are just free with nothing under.

I think I have a littl of it figured out, but I cant figure out how to put the elastic in. Thats my big problem, the elastic...
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2004 08:05:06 PM »

i have no advice for you (sorry Smiley ) but i just wanted to tell you i think they look totally cute as is
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