+ VERY simple tulle skirt tutorial

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This skirt has been one of the most fun skirts I have ever made. And it is definitely an eye catcher, which happens to be one of my favorite things about it. Either people think you’re crazy or you are very adventurous. Either way, I love the attention it gets me. I simplified my old version of a tulle skirt (tutorial here) to make it loads easier. Enjoy!

 

Supplies:
13.3 yards of flexible tulle if you aren’t cutting on the fold (on the selvedge) because your tulle isn’t wide enough
OR
7 yards if the flexible tulle is wide enough for what your want your skirt length + waist radius to be.

1.5 yards of light to medium weight, non-staticy lining (i try for a knit tricot of sorts so I don’t have to hem) – try to keep it wide so you don’t have to buy a lot of yardage.
OR
3 yards if you want the lining to be way longer

elastic – enough when stretched it comfortably fits around waist

scissors

long ruler – **my tip when cutting half circles is to pin one end to the center of the fold or selvedge (look at black dot on first picture below) and mark your measurement and glide it on fabric around to make a half circle.

pins

sewing machine

tulle skirt

Comments

  1. You’re reading my thoughts! I was just thinking about making one for my daughter the other day 😉

  2. Catherine says:

    You look absolutely beautiful in this skirt! I’m afraid I’d read a bit more on the “crazy” side than adventurous, but I might try it. :)

  3. Made one full length for Halloween in black of course! Everyone loved it but I definitely put too much work into it for it to only be worn once! Need to find a way to style it where I feel confident wearing it! Love the cream color :-)

  4. I absolutely love it! Don’t think I could pull it off but it’s dreamy on you. And that is a perfect shoe to go with it!

  5. I love this skirt! I almost bought one a few weeks ago, but now I think I will try to make one. :)

    • Juliette says:

      I’m planning on making a big, full skirt for a school textiles project because it’ll be something different and unique but I just can’t decide on a colour… Hmm… Suggestions???

  6. Beautiful skirt!

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  8. I loved this when you made it before and I love it again! I want to make one and wear it for birthday parties, including my own! Every birthday calls for a really fun skirt or dress, I think. :)
    I love the way you styled this too!

  9. So is it 4 layers of tulle?
    I’ve been trying to make one of these but they always look really weird on me. or maybe it’s just my body 😛
    Maria

  10. What a cute skirt!! I want it in my closet for twirling and looking everyday pretty :)

    xx Becky

  11. this skirt is so elegant!! Fantastic look

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  12. That’s so cute and pretty! I love it
    x J. from I ate noodles for breakfast

  13. Thanks for the tutorial, Liz! That is one dreamy dress – I love it! Will have to make one myself 😛

  14. Priscilla says:

    Thank you!!! I’ve been trying to make this before I found your pin. I was making it so difficult. Your instructions are simple and easy to follow. My girls are going to love this♥

  15. soo lovely ^^

  16. love doesn’t even describe how much I adore this look. so feminine and lovely. i can’t believe you made this skirt! How perfect…I’m pretty sure even with your tutorial i wouldn’t be able to make it…i’m crafty but not that crafty!

    <3
    heather
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  17. This is great! This is something I have been wanting to make for a while, but it seems so overwhelming. I think between this and some other tutorials I’ve found, I’ll definitely be able to conquer it!

  18. AH! I wold have loved this tutorial before NYE. But, Maybe I can do something like this for my bday!

  19. Trish g says:

    Love this skirt! I was planning on making this identical skirt for Christmas but never got around to it. I like that you made it a circle skirt instead of just a gathered one. Looks great, as always!

  20. Wow, this is perfect for a Valentines Day dance coming up for my daughter.

  21. Such a gorgeous and romantic look!
    Thank you so much for the tutorial, the skirt is beautiful, you really did a great job!

  22. I really want to make this skirt, but there’s something I don’t understand. When it says “Hip Measurement/3.14/2A,” what does the “A” stand for?

    This skirt looks so cute! I fell in love with tulle skirts when I saw them on Pinterest recently. Thanks for posting such a great tutorial!

    • Jennifer says:

      The A doesn’t actually do anything to your equation. You need your hip measurement to slide the non-stretchable fabric (& elastic waistband) over hips. The equation simply finds the Radius associated with your hip measurement so you can draw the waist circle accurately. An example: Your hip measures 37″. So 37 / 3.14 gives you the diameter of the circle you draw for the waist, but to draw a Circle, you really need the radius. So Radius = diameter / 2. So for a 37″ hip, you’ll use a 5.89″ radius to draw your circle. Hope that helps!

  23. Thanks for the tuto! I had one when i was a tennager but i can’t put it on anymore unfortunately! ahah It’s been a long time i’d like to make another one, there are loads of tutos on the internet to make this type of tulle skirt but yours is very well detailed and that’s what i was looking for!
    Des bisous! :)

  24. Would love a video tutorial on how to do the cut for this skirt. I can’t quite grasp the first 3 instructions. Thank you.

    • Charlotte says:

      I would love to see a video tutorial as well! I’m new with sewing, and I need a little extra help! :)

  25. Any tips for a full length one? love the one you did.

  26. hello, i’m kind of stuck on the first few steps. i have 8 yards of tulle that is about 26″ long when folded in half. i have 2 yards of a satin fabric and 2 yards of 3″ elastic. can you please help me get started? do you have a video? i’m a visual person so hard to grasp these simple instructions sometimes! any help is greatly appreciated! :)

  27. I’ve been going through a lot of tutorials fr making a tulle skirt but one thing i jus dnt understand is tht.. dnt we have to join the two sides of the tulle! i know we join the 2 ends of the elastic band but wht bout the rest?! is thr a slit?

  28. This skirt is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your tutorial!

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  30. Very nice, looks very pretty.

    Hannah.
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  31. Love how you styled it! So pretty with that blush pink and heavy silver necklace.

  32. Thank you so much for your tutorial!! I think I kinda of pulled it off, let me know if
    You would like to see pics…

  33. roaaaaa says:

    So, what would you need to do if you’re creating a maxi skirt out of th tulle?

  34. You look amazing in the skirt. Im making this for a dress up party (im going as a pixie). What shoes were you wearing in the pictures? Can you attach a link? thanks x

  35. I’ve been obsessed with this kind of skirts for a while but I finally decided I’d make one. I guess my English is not good enough to understand all the sewing vocabulary but with a good dictionary, I should be fine! Thanks for the tutorial. There are loads on the web but this one is both easy and chic! I just need to go get supplies and dust my good old dictionary haha. I’ll let you know when I actually did it!

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  38. Laura Reynolds says:

    I am the mom of bride for November 1st wedding. Never thought it would be so hard to find a tulle skirt I like to buy but this one looks perfect – we would just make a little longer. I hope this message goes to the designer of the tulle skirt. I have sewn but am not totally understanding the pattern. Do I fold the 13.3 yards into four equal pieces and then cut out four pieces of tulle? and then put the four skirts overtop of one another and attach elastic to all at the same time? Is there a covering for the elastic waistband or do you just turn it inward?

    Thanks,

    Laura

  39. So cute! This tulle skirt looks so chic, I can’t believe it’s so easy to make too.

  40. Thanks for the tutorial! I made one yesterday that’s a little shorter (good with flats) in grey and am making a longer eggplant one today. SUPER easy, great tutorial, THANKS!!

  41. Just one question please. How wide was your tulle? cause the widest I can find is six inches!
    ~Thanks!

  42. One question. How wide was your tulle? The widest I can find is six inches.
    Thanks!

  43. Dominique says:

    Love this look I’m not very dew savy so I’m not exactly sure how to do this might you have a youtube channel showing how you made this

  44. Dominique says:

    Love this do you have youtube channel that shows how to do this

  45. Thank You for this tutorial. I’m going to sew tulle skirt, so for sure it will help me.

  46. Emmie G says:

    I love how simple this is. Thank you!!!
    I have an event in about two months, i want to make one before then.

  47. So very beautiful! Thank you!

  48. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  49. I absolutetly adore this type of skirt. I want the same one for me and my daugther, although I’m not sure if I could do this. I will try definitely.

  50. AH! You have inspired me to make this skirt!! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

  51. Absolutely LOVE this! Elegant style & simple, versatile instructions. Fabulous!! I’m going to make one for Christmas

  52. Courtney Muzny says:

    NEED HELP! I don’t understand if the hole in the skirt for your waist is the same circumference how am I supposed to slip it on over my hips?

  53. Love this outfit! Can I ask where you got the necklace? I’m styling an outfit similar to this for a wedding and cannot find a similar necklace! Thanks :)

  54. Vicki Almond says:

    Where do you find the flexible tulle?

  55. very new to sewing…do I need to use an elastic stretchy thread to sew to the elastic waist band?

  56. Christel says:

    Hey, how would I make the skirt short in front, long in back with layers tiered.
    Any help appreciated. Thank you.

  57. Love this skirt and the tutorial!! Going to use this to redo the tulle skirt that I made!

  58. Melissa says:

    I need a simple tulle skirt for an 80’s themed party, and this looks like it is going to do the trick without too much blood sweat and tears. Thank you for sharing.

  59. WONDERFUL!

  60. Could you please explain how on step 4 you gather all the skirts to your natural waist but on step 5 it says that it is gathered to your hip measurement?

    • Matilda says:

      This! Is there a wrong word in that step? Would be great to get an answer to this, I’d like to try to sew this for my engagement photoshoot :)

  61. thank u

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