A couple of weeks ago when I snagged an opening my pal, Liz of Elizabeth Kristin Photography had for a family photo shoot I knew right away that a tulle skirt needed to be involved. In a house full of boys where even our dog is a boy I always delight in situations where I get to be extra girly.
I didn’t have a chance to order a tulle skirt online because it wouldn’t have arrived on time and let’s face it with price tags in the $60-$100 range I was never going to order on. After a quick trip to Jo-Anns I left with 30 yards of tulle and $28 lighter in my wallet.
Here is what you’ll need to make all of your princess dreams come true!
-30 yards of tulle for extra fluffiness and 30″ length
-1/2″ non-roll elastic
Step 1: Your yardage will come folded in half and I found it easiest to deal with it by leaving it that way while I was measuring out the strips. I wanted my length to be 30″, which meant that I needed 60″ long strips of tulle. I simply took my 30 yards of fabric and measured out one length of 60″ and then folded the yardage into the 60″ base. Then I took my scissors and cut the edges to free my 60″ sections and because I left my yardage folded I needed to cut every other side/length as well. Once that was all free I cut 6″ wide sections out of 60″ length sections.
For the elastic simply take it and wrap it around your waist and cut to size.
Step 2: Now that your sections are done it’s time to attach them to your elastic. Simply take one section of tulle and fold it over so that it is now 30″ in length. Take the loop and place it behind the elastic.
Step 3: Take the bottom sections of the tulle and pull it over the elastic and through the loop.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 around all of your elastic. Then double knot your elastic. No sewing at all!
Front section of your skirt should look like this:
Back of skirt:
Overview of front & back:
It took me about an 1 hour and 20 mins to cut everything and then thread all of the tulle sections to the elastic. Not bad at all.
When Hudson saw me wearing the skirt for these photos he was so sweet and called me a princess and asked me what I was doing. For the rest of the day he referred to me as princess instead of mommy.
The skirt looked so great in our family photos! Can’t wait to share them later this week!