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DIY Tulle Skirt

Summer is ending and if you live anywhere like Phoenix, LA or Palm Springs you know your hot days are about to really hit! It’s never too late to make one of these skirts to wear in the fall.

Things You Will Need:

  • Satin 1-2 Yards
  • Tulle 8-10 Yards
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Elastic Belt
  • Dye

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First figure out your waist size, add 2 inches then divide it by 6.28. This will give you the radius for your waist.

Let’s start by cutting the tulle.  Take 1.5×1.5 yards of tulle and fold it in half. Next, take a pin and place it at the top middle of the fold. Attached a string that is the same length as your waists radius and use it as a guide to cut a half circle.

Keeping the tulle folded in half, add 20in to the end of the sting and repeat. Unfolded, you should have a circle cutout of tulle with a smaller circle in the middle (your waist size).

For the satin or silk, repeat the same steps as above using 1 square yard of fabric instead. Adjust the length of the skirt by 5 or 10 inches depending on preference.

 

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Sew a basting or straight stitch along the waist to keep tulle from sliding and moving around.

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For the waist band use a thick elastic belt and sew the ends together. Pin inside out the inner layer, tulle and elastic belt in the waist. There will be extra room with fabric so even it out around the elastic belt.

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Then once ready to sew pull and stretch elastic out with the skirt. this will bunch the tulle at elastic. once you finish the waist turn it inside right and you have a tulle skirt.

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Do It Tuesday

SEW OR NO SEW Movie Curtains

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Red Velvet Fabric 2-4 panels, depending on the size of your TV
  • Staple Gun
  • Sewing Machine or Iron On Hem Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • String of Lights
  • Black Duck Tape

IMG_3722-2This is an easy yet fun project to do! In this DIY, I created a movie wall for the TV room. It was looking really boring and tacky with the wire cover and outlet hanging around it.IMG_3909My TV is really small and I only needed two panels that were 4 x 9 ft. I sewed a 1/4 inch hem around the perimeter, you can also use a iron on hem tape as well.
image0000001-1-3To hang, I pleated the top about every 2-3 inches and stapled it to the wall at top. Hang a panel on each side of the TV so it is centered and you can wrap it around the wall hanger. Now you have movie curtains!
IMG_3938-3 If you want to get real creative simply use black duck tape and wrap the lights around TV and now it looks like you have an old movie marquee!