In this DIY I show you how to make a trendy and versatile tulle wrap skirt with ribbon hem that you can take from daytime casual to night time chic – perfect for any special occasion.
You can wear it as a wrap midi skirt and tie the bow in front on the side, or even at the back. You can also criss-cross it around your neck and cinch in your waist with a skinny belt to give it a completely different look. You can also drape it on your shoulders kimono-style and to make it feel more high fashion, cinch in your waist with a skinny belt.
This skirt can be worn in a myriad of different ways, and because it’s sheer, you can use it to amp up any outfit, be it your casual denims and tee for that street style fashion week vibe, or wear it over any dress or even a body suit to edge it up if you dare!
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What you will need
- Co-ordinating thread
- Fabric Scissors
- Measuring tape
- Sewing Machine
How to make a circle skirt pattern
You need to take two measurements – your waist circumference measurement and the length from your waist down to however long you would like your skirt to be. Next, take your waist circumference measurement and add 1 inch to this (seam allowance). Divide this number by 6.28 = This will be your radius measurement.
My calculations are as follows:
27″ (my waist circumference measurement) + 1″ (seam allowance) / (divided by) 6.28 = 4,45″ (radius). The length of my skirt is 28″.
Make a circle skirt with your tulle. See the instructions above to find out how to calculate your measurements. Ensure that your tulle is folded in half twice and that you measure the radius of your waist measurement and the length of your skirt from the folded corners. You can use pins and your measuring tape to mark where you need to cut. If you’re afraid you’ll mess up your tulle, first create your circle skirt pattern using tissue paper or a big roll of brown paper and then take it from there.
Next, open up your circle skirt “donut” and cut a seam down one side. You’re now going to hem the skirt with the ribbon. Starting at one end place the ribbon right side facing up and ensure that it overlaps the edge of the tulle slightly, and pin. Repeat this along the entire hem of the skirt. Sew along the top edge of the ribbon and don’t forget to remove the pins as you sew and to back stitch at the beginning and end.
Ensure that the hem ribbon is right side facing up, then move along to the top waist section and place a new piece of ribbon with the wrong side facing up. Leave a tail of about 30 inches of ribbon before you start pinning. When you’re done pinning, leave another tail of about 30 inches of ribbon and cut. Then sew along the top edge. After sewing the top edge, flip the waistband ribbon so that the right side is facing up and sew the bottom to secure it in place.
Cut the ends of the ribbon at a slant and run them quickly through a flame to prevent the edges from fraying. Be careful when doing so! Finally, trim the sides of the ribbon on the hem. There is no need to hem the open sides of the skirt, because tulle doesn’t fray (yay).
And that’s it, your skirt is done!
I’m a self-taught sewist, so the techniques I show you in my video are things that work for me at the time the video has been recorded. It may not necessarily be the “industry” way, but it’s certainly an easy way, and I’m happy to share my learnings with you as I embark on this creative journey!