Saturday, June 23, 2012

How to: Tulle Play Dress

You have probably seen a lot of cute tutus and fairy dresses made with tulle, we certainly have! Here's a simple tulle and fabric dress that you can easily complete in under an hour.

This project follows the basic tutorial for our Tulle Skirt with a few modifications:

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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  1. You make it seem so simple. I have seen lots of Tutu ideas, but this one will be easier to follow. Thanks.

  2. Thank you! We wanted this to be a fun and simple tutu to make.

  3. How do you keep the fabric from fraying?