Gathered tulle skirts – couture inspiration

Today I want to inspire you with a blast from the past: a collection of photos of tulle skirts that I sewed many years ago. Check out these photos for some serious sewing inspiration. Get ready to dive into a world of tulle, creativity and couture magic!

As some of you know, a few years ago I had a small online business selling handmade tulle skirts.

Recently I came across a folder filled to the brim with these photos and I felt so proud and happy.

You know, I never posted photos from this period on this blog because they were all watermarked with a “Sew Violet” logo, and the last thing I wanted was to confuse my readers. But now, after finding a miracle website that uses artificial intelligence to remove watermarks with just one click, I had no more excuses. (obviously, “Sew Violet” is the name I used for my business at the time)

Each skirt in this post was created using this tutorial -> simple tulle skirt in 10 easy steps

Almost all of these tulle skirts have two layers of tulle, all gathered in the same way as described in this tutorial. What varies of course is the length and waist size since I have made these skirts for different clients. Additionally, the hot pink tulle skirt is made from 3 layers of tulle, gathered individually, each measuring 118″ in width.

On another note, I remember at the time feeling uneasy about the background of my photos of tulle skirts.

The unfinished side of the fence, the modest lawn, the small fruit trees, etc.

Aging clearly has its advantages! Today's eyes see only the beauty of these photos – the greenery, the sunset, the promise of apricot-laden branches and the unpretentious youth. So this is it !

I made these tulle skirts about 5-7 years ago. For each of them, I used layers of soft tulle fabrica half-circle satin skirt, and exposed elastic for the belt.

The great thing about making your own ruched tulle skirt is that you can customize it to your liking and match your amount of fabric.

You can adjust the length, fullness and color of the skirt to suit your personal style and adapt it to the amount of fabric you have.

Do you want your skirt to be looser or looser? No problem!

These are adjustable parameters:

  • the number of layers of tulle (use 1, 2, 3 or 4, why not)
  • the gathering ratio of the tulle layers and, therefore, the width of your tulle layers. To give you an idea, your layers can range in width from 55″ to 250″.

Obviously, a gathered tulle skirt that has only one layer measuring 55″ in width will look less full, while a tulle skirt that has 4 layers each measuring 250″ could be excessively baggy. At the same time, there will be no significant difference between a tulle skirt that uses a single layer of 250″ wide and a skirt with 2 layers of 118″ each. All I'm saying is that you can (and should) play around with your tulle layers.

After all these years, I still find these tulle skirts so cute! They are ruffled and flowy and make you feel like a total princess. I mean, who wouldn't want to twirl in a cloud of tulle?

Whether you're going to a fancy event, a mommy-daughter date, or just want to feel extra cute during a regular day, a tulle skirt is the perfect solution.

The best part is that you can make them in all sorts of colors, so you can find one that perfectly matches your vibe!

I hope I've inspired you to create something new and fun today!

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