5 yards of tulle
(I used more of a thin lace rather then tulle because I liked the weight better, but it has the same effect)
2 yards of lining
(I always buy more then enough fabric, just to be safe, this list you should definitely be safe)
1 yard elastic
( I did 1 1/2" , I didn't want my waist band to be super thick)
I found this website helpful with tips on working with tulle.
1. First you want to cut rectangles of your layers of tulle. My skirt is three layers, so I cut 108" width by 25" length (the length is how long you want your skirt, I'm 5' 4" and my skirt hits just below the knee)
|I cut my layers of tulle on a fold, and marked 54" on my cutting table. I found that an easy way to work with such a big piece of tulle.|
|I then marked my 25" length on my cutting table. And cut all three layers of tulle.|
For some reason my lining still ended up a lot shorter then my tulle, I think the tulle stretched after I cut it, so you might want to add extra length on your lining if you don't like the look of it being shorter. In my case I thought it was cute and added depth to the piece. It's up to you :)
|This is a picture of the lining measured out.|
|side seams sewn!|
|all my layers pinned....|
|All my layers of basted together.|
|All layers pinned together.|
|all layers basted together.|
Then sew it together to make a circle, I again used a 1/2" seam allowance.
|my elastic sewn together.|
|seam allowance sewn down. my seam is so crooked haha.|
|elastic pinned at four places.|
12. Hem your lining. You don't need to hem your tulle layers.
13. All done!!! Enjoy your tulle skirt.
|This is a picture of my finished skirt. When I cut my tulle layers I had my top layer end on the selvage so that it would give a finished look.|