27.4.14

Tulle & Chiffon

Hey guys,
I hope all is well as we approach the end of April. Look at that, 1/3 of the year has gone. I just wanted to show you the tulle skirt I made week before last as one of my birthday wear options. Tulle skirts seem to be a big trend at the moment and I really love how they look. Of course it's difficult to find an occasion to wear such a skirt but hey you never know, something could pop up. My version though is a scaled down more publicly acceptable version. 


I attended a fashion show called"All things tulle" for the launch of a line of Tulle skirts by a stylist named Elizabeth Horell and a store called Sapodillas in Trinidad. I had somewhere to wear my skirt! I paired it with a chiffon black long sleeved shirt I made some time ago.

The tulle skirt was self drafted and is simply a circle skirt with one lining layer and two layers of tulle cut at a longer length.....I wish I had more tulle! I'll have to try it again with a bit more yards of tulle and also with a different pattern/ style. The skirt has an elasticised waistband in black using some lovely leftover ponte knit fabric. 

The black chiffon shirt is partially self drafted as I did the sleeves and the bodice different from the original Burdastyle pattern I had. I really needed the pattern for the collar. 







Have any of you made a tulle skirt or intends to make one? Tulle seems to be quite miserable to work with as it's so light and it's full of tiny tiny holes. The good thing though is that there is no need for hemming however one must cut very straight lines for a perfect look. 

Clearly my skirt is a bit wrinkly but last time I ironed tulle it melted away so I don't know what to do about that.

Hope you like it and God bless y'all !

9 comments:

  1. Super cute! Love this pairing also!!! I would love to wear a tulle skirt with a chunky sweater somewhere - but where??? Lol! Looks so great on you, and glad you had a chance to show it off! :)

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    1. Lol, thanks Sally. An occasion must come up! If not fashion is brave so step out in it!........ The tulle skirts does look great with sweaters from the photos I've seen :)

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  2. This is really nice. I love the color, the shape and the fit and sewing is impeccable!

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    1. Thank you Nakisha..... I just had a look at your blog.... you're funny with your no time for perfection jokes. I'm hoping I could get as much done as you when I have kids too.

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    2. Thanks :)
      Always carve out time for yourself. Even if it's just a little slice!

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  3. Glad you got the opportunity to wear this lovely outfit, you look great! Love the green color :)

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    1. Thank you Hana. I quite like the shade of green as well!

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