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Maliaka
« on: March 21, 2006 11:33:24 AM »

I am almost done making another skirt....but I won't be happy with it unless it has some poofiness to it in the form of tulle! I've never worked with tulle before. I have 2 yrds of the stuff sitting here collecting dust, so can someone please instruct me as to the easiet method for adding it to a skirt? Ideally I'd like the tulle to be on the underside of the skirt, ending a few inches past the skirt's hem.
Thanks so much! xoxoxo
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Maliaka
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006 07:41:35 PM »

Someone? Anyone?

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006 07:43:56 PM »

I think the best way to make your skirt poofy with tulle would be to make a petticoat, instead of sewing the tulle to the skirt itself. Look up Thumbelina's petticoat tut, it's very helpful, and looks great under a skirt! You can make the petticoat longer if you want it to end past the skirt's hem.
Hope that helped! Good luck <3
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006 06:00:58 AM »

Either make a petticoat like KittyKurl suggests or add a lining to your skirt and add a tulle ruffle at the bottom.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006 10:56:18 AM »

While I would like to make a petticoat in the future, for this project I'd like to add the tulle to the skirt itself because the tulle I have is bright pink and bright blue which matches the skirt perfectly.

To be more exact in my questions, where exactly do I add the tulle? The skirt (which is not hemmed yet) will be around knee length, give or take. Also, do I ruffle it?

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006 11:23:22 AM »

I took it to mean you wanted the tulle to help poof out the skirt. 

Take long strips of tulle and run a basting stitch along one long edge.  You can do this on your machine to make it faster.  Pull up the bobbin thread to gather it.  You can either do separate layers of each color or sew them together. 

Where exactly you put the ruffle depends on your own preference.  You could sew it on the inside so that just a bit peeps out from under the skirt.  The only problem with that is you might find it too itchy from the tulle rubbing against your legs.  That's why it is usually best to sew it onto a lining or have it on a separate petticoat.

You could also sew it on the outside and then put some decorative trim to cover the stitch line.

Lengthwise, I would say hem it to where the bottom of the tulle layer hits right above the knee.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006 02:59:47 PM »

You could have it hang out from underneath from a petticoat. That is what I want to do with a dress I bought for a school dance.
But yeah, mostly it has been covered, you know, gather it, sew it on.
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