After I made my very first tulle skirt, I was reading a Japanese blog written by a fabric store owner. It’s so fun to see how a very beginner master the sewing techniques!! He said something like “repetition is the closest way to the success”, so I decided to continue this skirt making adventure a little bit more. This time, I wanted to make the length a little shorter and had to get fabrics by myself.
So, I went to a fabric store to get several fabrics. There were plenty types of fabrics. Even just for tulles, there were probably a hundred to chose from.
It was quite difficult to get the right fabric. Some are too thin, some are too rough, some are too thick… Also, the colors… aww.
I was trying my best to chose the right one.
Then, finally I got them. For the tulle skirt, I decided to go with light gray. Also, I bought a knit fabric for later to make a long skirt. Overall they costed about $25. ($9.99/yard for the cotton fabric, $5.59/yard for the tulle, $9.99/yard for the knit)
First, I had to soak the fabric and do the ironing, but I was lazy to do the soaking part. So I skipped that part, and instead, I sprayed a water on it and did the ironing.
I learned how important the cutting part is, and I used some new methods with that, so I think my cutting skill has improved! 🙂
The point is “not to move the fabrics, but let myself move”.
Then, finally, the sewing part! Yay! 🙂 Using clips was really convenient and it helped me to save time compared to using pins.
When I finished sewing the most difficult part, I realized that one of the parts were sewn with the wrong-side up…
So, I had to undo!! It took me almost an hour to get back here… 😦 I wanted to cry…
Anyway, I finished making it. It looks like this 🙂 Seems like the little man is also happy!!
I now have two new skirts 🙂 ♡
* total time : 6 hours
* cost : $17 for fabrics