I keep gaining more courage with my sewing skills and I got to work on MacchiOTTo's Halloween outfit a little early this year. I realized that my years of getting to choose what she wears for Halloween are numbered and I had a cute idea but knew I needed lots of time to get it all done. Of course getting from the idea in my head, to the sewing machine, to the finished product were three separate things. Halfway through I found myself to be covered in glitter and up to my elbows in tulle. But I persevered, swept up a lot of glitter and now have the bottom half of her costume complete. (I'll reveal tomorrow what she is when I show you the top half.) For her skirt I knew I wanted something fuller than a tutu and.... something different. So here is a bubble tulle skirt, and here's how I made it.
I cut my plain white fabric to match another skirt she had in her size that fit her well. I then sewed the side seam, bottom seam and used elastic to create a waist band at the top.
Next I cut my tulle in 24 inch pieces. I bought tulle that was 6 inches wide so I cut that in half so my strips of tulle were 3 inches wide by 24 inches long.
Also, you can alternate the length of the zig zags you create in areas where you need more filler or less. The bubbles are pretty forgiving so you can be a little inconsistent and it won't show.
Overall, it's a fun skirt I think any little girl would enjoy wearing whether it's for a costume or just a a dressy outfit.
To see the rest of her costume click here.