The Original Handmade Tulle Skirt

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

handmade tulle skirt

 

Photo Credit: Carissa Cady Photography

 

Shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: My own design

Bow heels: Betsey Johnson

Bracelet: J.Crew (borrowed)

 

The Original Handmade Tulle Skirt

 

Many years ago…well actually, it was only a year and a half…but it’s seems like forever ago, I took these pictures with my good friend Carissa whose work you will also see here and here. Beautiful work, yes? Her photos have such a beautiful dream-like fairytale quality to them that I love so much.

So this is the very first time my handmade tulle skirt made an appearance. Before this day, I didn’t ever think that I would be able to pull off tulle or a midi length. I always pinned photos of beautiful girls walking around in the midi skirts, but alas, I am too short. Or at least that’s what I thought. Then the tulle…wouldn’t that cause more volume around my already wide hips? Oh, the struggle! I shopped around for months and months trying on every tulle skirt imaginable….and any midi length I could find. All I found were a bunch of garments that were way too long or way too wide. I looked frumpy and even shorter that I already was. So I took matters into my own hands.

I got a sewing machine from my grandmother for my first college graduation…about 7 years ago. Then she lost it and found it again 2 years ago. I’m not sure how you lose something of that size, but who am I to ask such a question. Anyway, it’s a pretty fancy one..all electronic and what not. Totally different than anything I’ve ever used. She had also lost the instructions so I finally gave up. I decided that I was still making it, sewing machine or not. I went to JoAnn’s without a pattern or specific fabric in mind. I picked out a nice thick cotton material that flowed pretty nicely, a zipper, some thread, beading and a gazillion yards of tulle. I didn’t know how much I needed so I just winged it. When I got home, I scrounged around for some old newspaper to make a pattern….and I did it!! (without any previous knowledge, mind you.) Once, my fabric was cut out, I made a beaded waist band to attach. I put in the zipper and TA DA…I had my perfect skirt. It took the entire day to make, but it was so worth it. I have never found a more beautiful skirt in store and it makes me happy knowing that I am the only one that has this gorgeous garment. I forsee many more handmade tulle skirts in the future. πŸ™‚

 


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