56 responses

  1. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013

    Wow, I just came across this blog. You are very talented (and beautiful.) Thank you for this tutorial. I hope to make one!

  2. Christie
    January 21, 2013

    Beautiful skirt Abby. And the photo shoot is fab. Great job friend!

  3. Maren
    January 21, 2013

    It’s so cute Abby! and yes, I love the photo shoot as well.

  4. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013

    I just discover your blog and I love it. Now to make a pretty skirt. Thank you for the great tutorials.

  5. Charity
    January 21, 2013

    Cute skirt! And I love that you managed to make it less poufy. =)

  6. Delia
    January 21, 2013

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  7. gale
    January 21, 2013

    Beautiful, and my 15 yo would love something like this. I have a question though-is this at all washable?

  8. Rachel O.
    January 21, 2013

    Lovely and beautiful!! And that backdrop is gorgeous. I need a skirt like that asap.

  9. Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE
    January 21, 2013

    Seriously so gorgeous, I still don’t think I can pull it off but I think I may have to make one for my five year old. So dreamy!

  10. Sew Much Ado
    January 21, 2013

    Gale – I personally would hand wash the skirt to be safe, but I know a lot of others who machine wash their tulle on delicate with cold water and hang to dry without any troubles :).

  11. Freya May
    January 22, 2013

    Gorgious skirt! Stopping by from the C.R.A.F.T. linky, I love finding new sewing blogs!
    Freya May
    thedressmakingdiaries.blogspot.com

  12. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard
    January 22, 2013

    I can see why you moved states- that is a gorgeous backdrop!

    I love this skirt on you- it is absolutely stunning! Awesome job, thanks for the tutorial.

  13. Bonny @ thedomsticatedprincess.com
    January 22, 2013

    I’m pinning this to make for my daughter. Thanks!

  14. Delia
    January 22, 2013

    You live in such a beautiful, magical place! And how I love this skirt.I am so making one in gray! Oh and you’re gorgeous!

  15. Stitchs
    January 22, 2013

    This is so beautiful! It came out really well and the tutorial is great.

  16. EveryDay Bloom
    January 22, 2013

    Beautiful skirt Abby. Great photos! Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

  17. Rose :: Craft
    January 22, 2013

    Lovely and feminine! Thank you for sharing.

  18. Eva {Tales of the Scotts}
    January 22, 2013

    My friend and I just saw that Anthro skirt and I about died of the price knowing I could make that for cheaper! Thanks for this beautiful tutorial!

  19. Lacey
    January 22, 2013

    LOVE the skirt! You are just too cute! Thanks for the tutorial! xo Lacey

  20. Jill
    January 22, 2013

    Beautiful skirt – great tutorial and lovely photos!! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  21. Mira (Sewing the Littleheart Collection)
    January 22, 2013

    That is a beautiful skirt! And great idea with the pleats!

  22. Taylor Made
    January 23, 2013

    so so so pretty! i just pinned it :)

  23. Hanny Bobbins
    January 24, 2013

    Wow lovely make! Great photos too, well done!

  24. Vanessa@Designs By Sessa
    January 24, 2013

    I LOVE this! I love that pretty feminine stuff is in style right now, too! I’m tieing lace into pieces for myself right now and I love it! :)

  25. Andrea
    January 24, 2013

    So cute Abby! I love it. I can’t imagine ever wearing it but I’d want to =)

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    January 26, 2013

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  27. Anonymous
    February 7, 2013

    Love the post and am trying to follow it but having a hard time. Any way you could explain step 4 a little more in detail? Thanks.

  28. Sew Much Ado
    February 8, 2013

    Anon – The purpose of step 4 is to join all four layers together so that they can be treated like one layer for the rest of the tutorial. If you match the top of each layer and all the side seams, you can baste the four layers together along the top edge :).

  29. Unknown
    February 8, 2013

    So basically you have “one” piece thar is 108″x 27. You want all seams on the same side?

  30. Sew Much Ado
    February 8, 2013

    Unknown – Yes, exactly. I like to have all the seams in one spot, but if you’d prefer to do two on each side, you could! It won’t affect the finished skirt :).

  31. Fazela Vohra
    February 18, 2013

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I couldnt find 108 inch tulle in color, so got 54 inch tulle, twice the yardage and had a fun time aligning everything :)
    I am halfway through with getting all the layers in. Super excited to wear this skirt.

    Thanks again!!
    -FV

  32. Caila
    March 3, 2013

    Oh my goodness, I adore this on you! I wonder if I could pull it off… I think I’ll try! Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial!

  33. Anonymous
    March 19, 2013

    I still have some questions on the constructino for this lovely project. When you say seam together the short sides of the 4 pieces of tulle, do you mean each of the four pieces to itself? If so, then when you baste them all together do you put one inside the other so that you have a 108″ circle (minus 1″ for the SA) of tulle — one layer inside the next?

  34. Sew Much Ado
    March 19, 2013

    Anon – you are exactly right!

  35. Liz Lewis
    April 7, 2013

    Your tutorial gave me inspiration to make my own. I didn’t do it exactly like yours, but I did use an elastic waist band. Here’s a link to mine: http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/2013/04/liz-makes-tulle-skirt.html
    Check it out if you want to.
    Liz

  36. Crystal Dvorak
    April 19, 2013

    I’m adapting this skirt for a 6 and 4 year old’s flower girl skirts… I didn’t want the poofy ‘tutu’ look, and I loved the sleek and flowy look of yours. My question is, do you think I just cut the 108 inches of tulle down on the width, add to not make it doubly at full as yours? Their waist measurements are only about 20 inches :)

  37. Sew Much Ado
    April 21, 2013

    Crystal – I think that would work great to use half of the 108″ width for each skirt. Just purchase 4x the length of the longest skirt :).

  38. Susan
    April 29, 2013

    Abby,
    I have been all over the web looking for a tulle skirt. I have read and watched more patterns than I can count. I am using yours. I got the fabric today and have everything cut out and serged. I will be pleating and pinning tonight. I did watch a girl who pleats every layer separately. Any thoughts??
    So excited!!
    Susan

  39. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013

    I love the look of your skirt, but I’m having a bit of trouble with the steps. It looks as though the lining of the skirt ends up being a simple tube, and doesn’t allow for any room in the hips. This is troublesome for a curvy girl like me. I plan to dance in this skirt, so I ended up making a triangular panel to add to the lining in hopes that it will make it into an a-line sort of shape. Did you find that you had sufficient room to move in your design?

  40. Sew Much Ado
    April 29, 2013

    Anon – you’re right, the lining is a tube. I personally won’t likely be dancing in my skirt (if only I had a need for that!), so the 10 or so extra inches of room in the hips is more than enough for me, but you could always add a panel like you mentioned, or even better, make the lining a circle skirt – then you’d have plenty of room!

  41. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    this is so beautiful! thanks so much for taking time to share this !!

  42. Michelle
    August 24, 2013

    I have been on the search for a good tutorial for a tulle skirt for a long time. I finally found yours and this one actually seems doable. Thank you for the easy instructions with pictures too, sometimes that is harder to find than it seems! :)

  43. Donna Michaels
    October 8, 2013

    That is one lovely tulle! Tulles are not only for the kids, it looks great on matured women too! Thanks for sharing how to make one! I am thinking of having this for my bridesmaids dresses. :) http://www.usadanceshoes.com/

  44. Emily
    October 18, 2013

    Wow this is fantastic! Thank you for posting this! However, I’m new to sewing…. and I am trying to make a mini skirt out of tulle (almost like a tutu) so what measurements of tulle would I need to get for that??

    My hips measure 33″ at the widest point. I am 5’3″ (If any of that information helps)

    Please let me know! I would really appreciate it!!! My email is listed.

    • sewmuchado
      October 19, 2013

      Emily – I would just use the same measurements, but shorten the length of your skirt to as long as you’d like to make it a mini. Since you’re pretty tiny around, it’ll be an extra full skirt, but if you want it more tutu style, it will probably work out perfectly that way! Good luck!

  45. Juliarr
    November 12, 2013

    Hi,
    Would this work as a maxi/floor length skirt? What changes would you make to make it work? :)
    Thanks, it’s gorgeous!

    • sewmuchado
      November 12, 2013

      You could just add the extra length you need to make it longer, and I think it would work great!

  46. Vicky b.
    December 10, 2013

    You look like a graceful woodland fairy! I have to make a bunch of those in all kinds of colors and lengths. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • sewmuchado
      December 11, 2013

      Thank you, you are too sweet!

  47. jenniferc
    December 14, 2013

    Thank you for your blog post! I was able to make mine, the tulle cutting drove me nuts so I only sewed three onto my skirt. WHew. Happy with the results, and the elastic waistband was a cinch! Appreciate the post so much.

    • sewmuchado
      December 15, 2013

      So good to hear!

  48. Michie
    March 12, 2014

    Can you use 54″ tulle as well??

  49. Ashleigh
    March 24, 2014

    Best tutorial I found! I had so much fun making this. Thanks so much for posting!

    • sewmuchado
      April 2, 2014

      Thanks Ashleigh!

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