QUOTE (countrymel @ 31/01/2013, 10:52 AM)
If you are a sewer you should be fine.
The important thing is to not skimp on your tacking.
For a full skirt like that you will have to put in three lines of tacking and draw it up evenly, then pin to the bodice, then tack that, THEN sew.
If you don't cut corners with the hand sewing/tacking it will be a walk in the park (or aisle!).
Agree with this. But I'd just machine baste with the longest stitch possible in a different thread colour, just a little inside the actual sewing line. Saves time instead of hand tacking.
Ideally, you'd want the bodice to be fully lined. Make sure all seams are fully closed off so that there are no scratchy tulle bits on the inside. A bit of satin binding would do the trick, if you don't fully line the bodice. Otherwise the child won't want to wear it because it scratches them.
QUOTE (spottyladybug @ 31/01/2013, 11:32 AM)
Take the time to hunt down lovely soft tulle (probably bridal tulle) rather than cheap and nasty tulle. I imagine if you google and pinterest it enough you should be able to find a tutorial (or several) to guide you through.
I'd put soft satin and soft tulle as the bottom layer and top layer, but a stiffer tulle in the middle to give it some body. Maximum 4 layers, otherwise the skirt could be quite puffy.
You could use a regular pattern to use and adapt like this
This post has been edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne: 31/01/2013, 11:58 AM