Tulle and tutu skirts, plus ballerina glam go hand in hand, BUT these twirly, tulle-y skirt sewing patterns are gorgeously full and fabulous and the perfect addition to any skirt-lovers’ wardrobe.
The Tulle Skirt:
The tulle skirt sewing pattern offers two fullness options which comes down to layers! With just two layers of tulle, you will have a slightly subtler burst of glam, with your lining peeping through. With three layers of tulle, you can expect epic glam!
The beauty of this skirt lies in how versatile it is! Dress this frothy number up with heels, a fitted top, and some bling for an evening out. Go grungy and throw on some tights, boots, and a Kingston denim jacket. Or go somewhere in the middle, and style your tulle skirt with a jumper and a pair of sneakers!
The Tutu Skirt:
This wonderfully full and fabulously twirly children’s tutu skirt sewing pattern is tutu cute to handle! It’s a brilliant addition to the dress up box. It also makes a gorgeously frilly party skirt, and even has a more relaxed version for every day wearing!
This three-tiered tutu skirt is made up entirely of gathered rectangles and magic! Plus, there’s an optional bow to add even more charm to an already darling garment!
Make up the standard full option with a light- to medium-weight woven fabric for a beautifully flouncy skirt that is fantastic for summer sunshine, and equally marvelous worn in winter over tights.
Add all the ruffles and extras to the super full option, and style your kidlet in the coolest tulle skirt around, paired with a comfy tee, sneakers, and Kingston denim jacket!
Ballerina Skirt Bundle Details:
Skill Level – Beginner
Sizes – Pattern includes ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL and children’s sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.
Options – Two fullness preferences for both, plus optional lining, bow, and ruffle detailing for the Tutu Skirt
Ideas – Wear a three-layered Tulle Skirt UNDER a full circle skirt (like the Betty freebie) for maximum petticoat magnificence. Add a layer of ribbon to the bottom of your skirt for some extra detailing. And remember – there’s no such thing as too much glitter… ?
Add some battery-operated fairy lights to the tulle layers for the most enchanting Tutu Skirt ever! Twinkly lights plus a wand and crown = delightful!
The lining is suitable for any light- to medium-weight wovens, such as habotai (silk or polyester), poly anti-static lining, cotton, quilting cotton, satin, duchess satin, crepe satin, cotton drill, cotton lawn, and taffeta. The skirt part is suitable for light-weight wovens such as tulle, bridal tulle, chiffon, georgette, and organza.
*While you can use other fabrics such as chiffon or other light-weight wovens, the layers including these are referenced as “tulle” throughout the tutorial. Please note this is referring to these top two or three layers of gathered light weight fabric and does not mean you need to use tulle. Feel free to use whichever light weight fabric you would prefer for these layers!
The standard full skirt and the optional lining are suitable for any light- to medium-weight wovens, and lace or trim for the optional ruffles.
The top tier and lining of the super full skirt need to be a light- to medium-weight woven fabric, while the two bottom tiers and the optional ruffle are suitable for very lightweight wovens such as soft tulle and chiffon only.
When you are selecting which version you wish to do, please note, there is a LOT of tulle in the super full version. It is absolutely stunning, but it is not for the faint hearted!
If you use a fabric with a print, remember to cut all pieces in the same direction and to allow extra fabric for this.
See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.
Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.
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