We used a wide, woven stretch headband for the waistband instead of elastic. Because we chose a wide headband, our little model was able to wear the skirt more like a dress. The woven fabric of the headband leaves perfectly spaced holes to tie the skirt pieces. Don't worry if you can't find this style of headband, standard elastic works just as well.
|Stretch Headband - we used this for the waistband|
We also added strips of fabric (in the same length as the tulle) and tied them to the waistband using the same technique,
"...fold the fabric (or tulle) in half and place the loop behind the elastic, upside down. Pull the bottom of the fabric (or tulle) through the loop to secure it to the elastic. The knot should appear on the outside of the fabric." >> download the full tutorial HERE. If your little princess is going to wear this skirt everywhere, you may want to add a little fabric glue to each knot as you make your skirt.
We used pink tulle, red tulle and a fun polka dot fabric for this skirt. Be sure to alternate your colors and evenly space your knots.
Here's what our dress looked like when it was done. The flower is a clip-on hair accessory.
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