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From: drgrl21
Date: 06-05-2007, 08:35 AM (1 of 4)
Hello Everyone,
I am not good with patterns, I was wondering how I can do a the tulle part of the flower girl basic dress. If anyone can shine some light w/o a pattern.

User: drgrl21
Member since: 03-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: dmoses
Date: 06-05-2007, 09:35 AM (2 of 4)
I saw a dress yesterday that had a strip of tulle added at the base(to 'pouf' out the skirt section). It was about 6-7 inches long, and gathered, and sewn onto the outside of the lining, between the lining and the skirt of the dress. With the lining next to the skin, there would be no itchiness from the tulle.

Hope this helps.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: drgrl21
Date: 06-05-2007, 10:11 AM (3 of 4)
I want the tulle to be the skirt and lining in the inside. But I want to make a flower girl dress having the skirt part be made of tulle, how do I do this?

User: drgrl21
Member since: 03-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: sewinglady4u
Date: 06-05-2007, 01:14 PM (4 of 4)
Hi Eve,

First, you want to figure out how long you need the tulle to be and then add the seam allowance at the waist and any at the bottom if you are going to hem it. Then decide how full you want the skirt to be.

Once you have those measurements, then all you need to do is cut the lengths you need in as many panels as it will take to get the fullness. And yes, they will be rectangle shaped. You don't have to cut any curve into the hem or waist.

Sew your side seams and then gather the waist and stitch it into the waist of the bodice. Your lining can be cut the same way and stitched up the sides also, and then both can be gathered together at the waist to make it easier to sew onto the bodice.

Hope that helps and isn't confusing.

Happy sewing,
User: sewinglady4u
Member since: 10-07-2005
Total posts: 18
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