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Topic: How to make this top and tutu from Jane by Design?  (Read 1596 times)
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« on: March 03, 2012 10:13:05 PM »


I really love this outfit and would like to recreate it, but am unsure where to start.  Huh I would also appreciate fabric recommendations!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012 12:42:19 PM »

The bottom layer looks like several layers of tulle, it almost looks like they were cut out like a circle skirt and gathered and then attached to a thick elastic waistband.  You could find some light cotton material that matches the tulle to create a cotton underskirt and then put a few layers of tulle to make it poofy.  I don't know what to say about the top though.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012 08:13:03 AM »

I would suggest starting with a premade belt from Charming Charlie or somewhere like it, because that's going to be the difficult part. The top seems like a simple tube, perhaps with some darts for shaping the bust and buttons added as a design element, not as part of construction. I agree with Cookie on the skirt though.
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012 08:24:39 AM »

I've seen dresses like this use a very wide elastic for the "belt" portion. That might be another option so you don't have to deal with any closure in the tulle to get the dress on.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012 07:33:36 AM »

Without seeing the back it's hard to say, but I'd assume that the buttons on the front of the bodice are decorative only. I'd find a pattern for a simple bustier top with either a side or back zipper, and then marry it with a skirt of many layers of tulle or organza attached to thick elastic. For the top layers use a full circle and then probably a 3/4 circle for the bottom layers so as to not all too much bulk around your waist. I'd probably put in a side zipper and extend it down to the hip to make it easier to put on. Good luck, it's wicked cute!

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