Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial |Keeping it Real

Monday, May 8, 2017

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

Hello, today I'm back with a quick tutorial on how to make a tulle lined skirt. Ever since spring started my daughter has been asking for more skirts to wear on these warmer days. I've checked patterns online, even looked at some tutorials shared at The Really Crafty Link Party in the past, but she just wasn't happy with any of them. 

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

So I came up with the idea of lining a skirt with tulle, to make it look like a "princess skirt". Bingo. And because this is certainly not the last skirt I'm making using the same technique, I documented the process for future reference. 

Here's the tutorial in case you want to make one too: 

Materials needed: 
  • two pieces of fabric for the skirt. For my almost seven year old I used two 75 x 50 cm pieces. The skirt turned out just below the knee but that's ok, she'll grow into it quick enough. For other sizes use an existing skirt as reference and adjust proportionally. 
  • two pieces of tulle for the lining, slightly larger than the skirt fabric (for the tulle to show up pleated under the skirt; if you want in to fall straight, use the same width). Length can be the same or you can add a couple of additional cm, depending on how much tulle you want to show under the skirt. 
  • one piece of elastic for the waist
Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial


Instructions: 
  • Sew down the sides of both the skirt fabric and the tulle. 
Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial
  •  Fold over the bottom of the skirt twice, pin in place and sew to create a hem. No need to hem the tulle as it doesn't fray.
Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

  • Place the lining inside the skirt and turn inside out. Using temporary stitches, attach the lining to the top of the skirt fabric, adding pleats here and there.

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial


  • Fold the top over twice, creating a casing wide enough for your elastic.
Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

  • Pin in place and sew all around leaving a small opening to insert the elastic. 

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

  • Using a safety pin, insert the elastic through the casing. Sew the edges of the elastic together and sew the opening shut. Your skirt is ready!
Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

It's so easy to make that once you sew the first one, you'll be looking for additional fabric and wondering in how may different colors you can get tulle at the fabric store... 

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

And yes, my daughter loved it and has been wearing it every weekend since I finished it!

Tulle Lined Spring Skirt Tutorial

Happy Monday!

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    14 comments:

    1. So very pretty with the tulle peeking out at the hem, Teresa. Most little girls like to look like a princess - this skirt is a winner.

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      1. Thank you Pam. Yes, I see myself making more like this one!

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    2. Perfect! I can see why she loves it! I know when my daughters were small, they would have loved this! Pinning to share.

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    3. Great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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      1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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    4. Thanks for the tutorial! Pinning for myself and my 7 year old!! Visiting from Creatively Crafty party.

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      1. Thank you Victoria, I hope she loves it too!

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    5. Hi,
      Thank you for coming to the Blogger's Pit Stop.
      Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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      1. Thank you Janice, for hosting and for stopping by!

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    6. That is so cute. What little girl wouldn't love this skirt.
      Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.

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    7. Is the tulle scratchy being against the skin?

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      1. maybe not all tulle is the same, but there were no complaints from my daughter with the one I used and she's super picky with clothes, so I guess it's Ok

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